Sponsored by Clay County under the legislature's Juvenile Facilities Grant Program, this project serves seven west-central Minnesota counties with 24 secure detention beds and a 12 bed minimum security "Shelter Care" unit. The facility involved adaptive reuse of an existing two-story medical clinic building, with a third floor addition, for a total area of 35,246 square feet.
The first floor of the existing building provides administrative, intake, and staff facilities with expansion office space for future County needs. Second floor remodeling accommodates the "Shelter Care" program with associated recreation and support space. The third floor addition provides twenty-four secure detention beds with three direct-supervision housing units, a central control center, and adjacent visiting, education, and counseling facilities.