Parent Information

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Mail Policy
Phone Policy

Intake Orientation 

Youth admitted to the Non-Secure Program (NSP) complete a minimum 24-hour orientation room time to read the student handbook, learn their introduction, and review their individual due process contract.  This time allows staff to assess youth to ensure they enter group chemical free with a basic understanding of the program expectations and pose low risk to the safety and security of other peers, staff, or the facility.  Residents will have breaks throughout the 24-hour period.


NSP residents are programmed in a group, within a positive peer atmosphere.  A full day school program, and regular group counseling are two components of the program.  Daily livings skills and alternative ways of dealing with life situations are also taught.  The youth should be prepared to take personal responsibility for the their actions that caused the placement, as well as for their behaviors in daily programming while they are in the facility.  

Classification System

Males and females are programmed separately.  

Primary Counselor

Upon admission at the facility, every youth is assigned a primary counselor.  This person will be your main contact for communication regarding your child's stay at our facility.  He or she will contact you approximately weekly while your child is in placement, and if you have specific questions you may contact the primary counselor.

Medical Information 

Families are responsible for medical expenses while their child is at the Anoka County Non-Secure Program.  Please advise facility staff of insurance company and policy number.

Clothing Policy

Listed below is the maximum allotted clothing allowance per resident.  These clothing list numbers are not required, but are the maximum guidelines.  Residents have laundry facilities to keep clothing clean.

Maximum Clothing Allowance
Underwear 10
Socks 10
Bras 10
Shoes 4
Pajamas 2
Bathrobe 1
**All strings must be removed before being allowed to wear.

Seasonal wear not included in the above list include the following:  Hat, jacket, gloves, winter boots, scarf, sweat pants or sweatshirt.

  • All articles brought to the facility shall be checked by staff prior to being distributed to the resident.
  • Staff shall decide if "sayings" and illustrations on clothing are appropriate.
  • Personal shavers are provided for the residents however residents may bring there own from home.