Logan River Academy

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Current status 90
Detainees.gif Capacity Open
Checked October 7, 2013
Open.gif Opened 2000

Logan River Academy is a behavior modification facility located in the town of Logan in Utah. The facility is located on the corner of Highway 89/91 and Park Avenue [1]

They can detain 90 teenagers aged 13-17 and they were founded in 2000. According to their NATSAP data the length of the program is about 12 months [2]

Program structure

The communication between the teenager detained at the facility and the family progress from restricted on-campus visits to visits home as the detained teenager moves forward in the program, which have eight levels.

The program works with behavior measured grades which are given every two weeks. They call them "Level grades". "Team Grades", which is another tool to move towards in the program is given every term.

Education

They are acredited by NAAS.

Consequences

The survivors from the Myspace group mentions DEVO. This type of punishment consist of doing time by sitting on a chair doing nothing in one of the devo-rooms from sunrise to bedtime with breaks only at meals. Some survivors talks of weeks - others of months [3].

In the news

  • A spin-off of the main facility for more complied teeenagers was created near Wellsville in Utah [4]. October 2009 it was announced that the girls dorm moved to Wellsville and the Tavasi program was placed in Logan instead [5]
  • The location of the former Tavasi facility near a populated area has caused some concern among the local citizens [6]
  • In 2010 a girl - most likely being detained at the facility - managed to escape while she was on an outing with her mother [7]. Fortunately she was recovered but it remains unanswered whether the parents continued to disclaimer their parenting or she was allowed to return home [8]
  • October 2013 a petition was created to help a boy out of the facility [9]

External Links

Info Pages

Survivor groups

Message boards

References

  1. The facility on Google maps
  2. Logan Academy on NATSAP
  3. Thread about Devo
  4. The present girls dorm (former Tavasi facility) on Google maps
  5. Logan River Academy Announces New Girls Program, a press-release on strugglingteens.com - industry marketing firm
  6. Residents Don't Want Teen Rehab Center in Neighborhood, by Alex Cabrero, Ksl.com, July 18th, 2006
  7. 17-year-old with ties to Racine area missing from Utah, by Stephanie Jones, Journal Times, October 22, 2010
  8. Recovered/Located UT - Katherine Rae Allison - 17 years old - Logan - 15 Oct 2010, a thread on the Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community message board
  9. Remove Michael B from Logan River Academy, prevent other CA youth from ending up there, and stop using DEVO. (Change.org)