The residences are located in various commu-
nities within driving distance of JRC’s main
campus in Canton, MA.
JRC decorates the students’ residences with
colorful, attractive furnishings that are non-
institutional. Every residence is decorated
differently and staff members check daily to
see that each is maintained in excellent cond-
High staff-to-student ratios and state-of-the-art security systems minimize the possibility of elopements. Motion detectors and window- and door-opening-detectors are employed to signal if windows or doors are opened by students without authorization.
All residences have their own in-residence digital video recording system that records 24/7 and enables in-house monitoring. The person who does this monitoring is an experienced supervisor who is in charge of the residence during the evening and overnight period.
As students’ behaviors improve, they advance to living in residences with fewer staff and students, and with more independence and privileges.
Each residence is staffed with at least one awake staff member during the overnight hours and some residences have more, depending on the size of the residence and the behaviors of the students living there. This helps to insure continuity of treatment, enhance safety and prevent runaways by students. The awake overnight staff are monitored by the Central Monitoring Station at our 250 Turnpike building. From there, experienced supervisory staff monitor and supervise all staff members at the residences, in real time and throughout the night, using the Internet and digital video monitoring/recording equipment.
Exercise and recreational facilities at the residences include: swimming pools; recreation rooms with amusement games; picnic tables and areas; barbecue grilles; swings; basketball backboards; and more.