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Fairbanks Youth Facility
1502 Wilbur Street
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: 907 451-2150
Fax: 907 451-5152



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Fairbanks Youth Facility

Fairbanks Youth Facility

The Fairbanks Youth Facility is the second largest of Alaska’s juvenile correctional facilities, with a design capacity for 20 residents in short term detention and 17 in long term treatment. In recent years, FYF has operated at roughly 65% capacity, which has allowed us to focus on vocational and transitional services in a more effective manner.

Our partnership with the Fairbanks School District and the Community and Technical College at UAF have allowed us to provide occasional classes in culinary arts, small engine repair (both 2 and 4 stroke) as well as first aid/CPR and the construction academy. Our residents continue to work towards educational achievement prior to release, either in the form of a high school diploma or a general equivalency degree.

There has been a concerted and continued focus on community partnerships over the past twelve years. Agencies such as Fairbanks Counseling and Adoption, Fairbanks Native Association, Fairbanks Food Bank, Big Brother Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club, Tanana Chiefs Conference and Fairbanks Rescue Mission have allowed us to expand our network of resources as we strive to prepare our residents for success after incarceration. We recognize that it is imperative that we continue to reach out beyond the locked doors and establish meaningful partnerships and power sharing relationships, if we want our kids to achieve a sustained success.

Physical improvements remain at the top of the priority list for the Fairbanks Youth Facility. Upgrades are underway for the summer of 2012 in the form of a roof replacement and siding insulation to address the temperature concerns of the building. Improvements are still needed for more medical space, better sight lines for security on the treatment unit, more educational space on the detention unit, warm storage for maintenance tools and vehicles, and workforce development space to promote more skill building for the youth residing in the facility.

About FYF

2015 Wellness Policy.pdf2015 Wellness Policy.pdf