Mendota Juvenile Treatment Center (MJTC)
Dr. Greg Van Rybroek, Director
Phone: 608.301-1042 Fax: 608.301-1207
Mendota Mental Health Institute
301 Troy Drive
Madison, WI 53704
The mission of the Mendota Juvenile Treatment Center (MJTC) is to
provide psychological evaluations, specialized treatment, training,
programs and supervision to delinquent youth whose behaviors present a
serious problem to themselves or to others and/or whose mental health
needs are most appropriately met by placement at MJTC.
MJTC has been in operation since November of 1995 as a type 1 secured
juvenile correctional facility administered by Department of Health and
Family Services. Unlike Ethan Allen School and Lincoln Hills School
operated by Division of Juvenile Corrections, MJTC does not have a
reception center at which juveniles can be placed directly by the court.
DJC transfers males from EAS and LHS to MJTC. It includes two units with a
total bed capacity of 29.
Youth placed at MJTC typically display very serious
behavioral problems that may be signs of underlying psychiatric problems
such as cumulative anger, depression, agitation and psychosis often
resulting from a lifetime of abuse or neglect. Placement on a particular
unit is dependent on the individual security and treatment needs of a
youth. The average length of stay is 6.6 months. The range of stay is four
weeks to two years.
Programs and Services
MJTC offers many of the same programs/services as the
facilities. Staff follow the DJC case
management system. The Pioneer School is located on the premises. Sex
offender, AODA, cognitive intervention, and a variety of therapy programs
Provide a highly structured, safe and secure environment that
minimizes the possibility of the youth re-offending or being victimized
Provide multi-disciplinary assessment, care planning, treatment,
skill building, and training programs
Stabilize youth so they can successfully function in the general
population of MJTC, LHS or EAS.
Develop a transitional program/services for youth returning to the