Open in 1991, the Anoka County Non-Secure Program (NSP) is a 28-bed facility, serving ages 10-18, housing three groups: long term females, short term females and long/short term males. Additional services include aftercare for long-term females, 30-day diagnostic assessments, and transitional services.
Social Services, law enforcement, Community Corrections and the court place youth who are typically experiencing behavior problems in the community, but are not in need of secure placement. Female specific programming includes sexual abuse groups, strength-based and restorative planning. Programming provided is evidence-based and evaluated annually.
NSP staff provide after-hours emergency services for Anoka County Social Services Monday through Friday – 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m., and all weekends and holidays through a collaborative interdepartmental agreement. Services provided include the areas of child protection, children’s mental health, adult mental health, vulnerable adults, and homeless.