Industry Residential Center

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Industry Residential Center (IRC) is located 16 miles south of the city of Rochester. Youth are in modern, single-story units. Individual units have a large multi-purpose area that can be used as program space in the evenings and on the weekends.

The campus also has a separate education building and several vocational shops, outdoor recreation fields, and gardens.

The youth served at Industry are male, adjudicated juvenile delinquents, generally between the ages of 13 and 18, placed with OCFS by Family Court.

This facility is accredited by the American Correctional Association.


Counseling: Industry utilizes the New York Model and practices principles with “TEAM” Concepts and small group settings. There are two youth counselors for each residential unit. There is daily group counseling following the New York Model, along with Victim Awareness, Innervisions, Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT) as well as HIV/AIDS prevention. Each youth receives weekly individual counseling with his counselor and social worker/psychologist.

Education: Academic curriculum provides academic instruction throughout the year, including summer school. Programs are provided for sixth graders and below. Required courses for grades seven through eleven include English, global studies, math and science.  Speech therapy is also available.

Vocational Opportunities: Vocational courses include carpentry, career awareness, food service, building and grounds maintenance, introduction to computers, retail property management, horticulture, aquaculture and landscaping.

Health Services: Medical care is provided seven days a week by a staff of health practitioners. On-grounds dental services are offered by a dentist and dental hygienist. 

Mental Health Services: A combination of psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and mental health clinicians deliver mental health services, such as individual psychotherapy, staff consultation, staff training and referrals for community follow-up care.

Recreational: The campus contains a full-sized gymnasium including a 300-seat auditorium with a full stage, outdoor football and soccer fields, and a "confidence course" complete with a climbing tower. Outside each unit there is an athletic field for softball, football, soccer, volleyball, and a blacktop basketball court. Youth can participate in the satellite Rochester Boys & Girls Club on grounds and community partners also provide recreational opportunities.

Religious Services: The facility chaplain offers religious services for all faiths and local community volunteers provide mentoring and special events for youth. Pastoral counseling is available as needed.

Visitation: Families may visit at any time with special arrangements, but are encouraged to visit on weekends between noon and 4:15 p.m.

Special Programs: Industry has three specialized programs for youth, including a Sexually Harmful Behavioral unit with capacity for 20 youth.