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Children's Residential Facilities Licensing Information

The Department of Human Services and the Department of Corrections were directed to jointly, with a stakeholder Advisory Committee, develop and promulgate consistent secure and non-secure "licensing" and "program" standards that would enable juvenile facilities to provide appropriate services to juveniles with single or multiple problems who were in out-of-home placement programs. As a result the "Umbrella Rule, Chapter 2960" was officially promulgated in 2004.

Children's Facilities Inspection Reports

Application for Licensure

Screening Tools


Licensing Rule  (Link to Revisor's office)

2960 - Inspection Foster Care Checklist 

DHS/DOC Juvenile Out-of-Home Placement Licensing Standards 

Frequently Asked Questions 

DOC Inspection Checklist (print with colored printer)

For questions and clarifications on the Children's Residential Facility rule, (formerly the Umbrella rule), please contact your DOC or DHS licensor.

Out-of-State Juvenile Facilities Certified by the Chapter Rule 2960 (as of January 2, 2019)
Certified by the MN Department of Corrections
Facility Name Address Telephone Certification Holder Gender Bed Type
Benchmark Behavioral Health Systems 592 W 1350 South, Woods Cross, UT 84087 801-299-5300 United Health Systems, Inc. Male Secure residential
Clarinda Academy 1820 N 16th Street, Clarinda, IA 51632 712-542-3103 Clarinda Youth Corporation Coed Nonsecure residential
Forest Ridge Youth Services 200 Sixth Street, Gruver, IA 51334 712-362-5231 Forest Ridge Youth Services Coed Nonsecure detention
Female Nonsecure residential
Homme Youth and Family Programs 18105 W Hemlock Road, Wittenberg, WI 54499 715-253-2116 Luthern Social Services of WI and Upper MI, Inc. Coed Nonsecure residential
Lakeside Academy 3921 Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49008 517-588-5044 Lakeside for Children Male Nonsecure residential
McCrossan Boys Ranch 47135 260th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57107 605-339-1203 McCrossan Boys Ranch Male Nonsecure residential
T.C. Harris School 3700 Rome Drive, Lafayette, IN 47905 765-448-4220 Indiana Developmental Training Center Coed Nonsecure residential
Coed Secure residential
Woodward Academy 1251 334th Street, Woodward, IA 50276 515-438-3481 Woodward Academy Male Nonsecure residential

Certified by the MN Department Human Services
Facility Name Address Telephone Certification Holder Gender Bed Type
Aurora Plains Academy 1400 E Tenth Street, Plankinton, SD 57368 605-942-5437 Eau Claire Academy of Wisconsin Coed Secure residential
Eau Claire Academy 550 N Dewey Street, PO Box 1168, Eau Claire, WI 54703 715-834-6681 Aurora Plains Academy Corporation Coed Nonsecure residential
Milwaukee Academy 9501 Watertown Plank Road, Wauwatosa, WI 53226 414-257-3141 Milwaukee Academy Female Nonsecure residential
Mingus Mountain Academy 15801 E Don Carlos Drive, Prescott Valley, AZ 86315 602-335-2000 Sequel Youth Services Female Nonsecure residential
Piney Ridge Center 1000 Hospital Road, Waynesville, MO 65583 573-774-5353 Woodridge Behavioral Care LLC Coed Secure residential
Summit Oaks Center 621 E Presentation Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 605-357-0130 Luthern Social Services of South Dakota Coed Nonsecure residential
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