Brighter Transition Youth Treatment Center


The Brighter Transition Youth Treatment Center is located on the West Farm campus, approximately seven miles west of Sioux Falls.


The West Farm was originally a working farm for the South Dakota State Penitentiary. The prison farming operation ceased in 1997. The state converted the buildings into a juvenile transitional care facility that opened in 1998 and closed in 2012.


In June 2013, the facility reopened as the Sequel Transition Academy, a 32-bed licensed group care home that provides transitional services to DOC youths returning to the Sioux Falls area. The program was renamed in April 2022. Brighter Transition Youth Treatment Center leases the property from the state.


Our website also features information on statistics of juvenile corrections. Information on a variety of subjects is available on juvenile corrections in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) section of our website.