The Grow Academy of the Wisconsin DJC is Honored by the National Institute of Corrections

Posted by Edward Loughran
December 16, 2014

The Division of Juvenile Corrections (DJC) of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections was honored by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) as a national leader in the advancement of green corrections practices for its work with youth at the Grow Academy an innovative experiential, education program.

The program is in keeping with the national trend of providing community-based alternatives to incarceration. Located 10 miles south of Madison, WI the Grow Academy works with male youths ages 14-18 in a 120 day program.  WI-DJC collaborates with community partners to provide services and supplemental curricula in horticulture, aqua-ponics, nutrition education, gardening, compositing, poultry, and employment readiness.  Youths leave the program with a valuable new skill set which can be instrumental in securing future employment.  Congratulations to Wisconsin DJC!  Click the links below to learn more about the program.