1961 Lincoln
Highland Park, MI 48203
(313) 868-8310

What We Do

Our comprehensive services are designed to meet the range of social, emotional, behavioral, developmental and educational needs of adolescents, to achieve our mission of rehabilitation. Spectrum Juvenile Justice Services utilizes the Forward Focused Treatment Model©, the first evidence-based clinical treatment program developed specifically for adolescents with serious offending behaviors. The cognitive behavioral treatment model is based on current research in adolescent brain development and juvenile justice treatment and includes trauma-focused assessment and treatment.

Treatment is guided by a developmentally-informed conceptualization of each youth’s risks and needs, and utilizes a multi-modal and multi-pronged approach to treatment.

Treatment is specifically designed to prevent recurring involvement with the legal system, promote prosocial development, and promote long-term successful life outcomes. Therapeutic services for each youth include weekly individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy and additional trauma-focused services. Reentry services include family therapy and supported family involvement.

Daily programming is behaviorally-based and includes a merit system (token economy) to further promote the development of prosocial skills, decision-making, and responsibility. Principles of balanced and restorative justice (BARJ) are infused throughout the treatment program to assist youth in repairing any community or victim harm, and reducing community risk.

Additional services include but are not limited to social and independent living skill development. yoga, culinary training and community mentorship. Non-denominational religious services are available, and on-site medical, dental and psychiatric services are also provided. Educational services are provided twelve months a year with a standard curriculum and in accordance with the Michigan Department of Education. All students take the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) Test, and eligible students may take the Michigan Merit Exam.


Alliance for Children & Families
American Correctional Association
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
National Juvenile Detention Association

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)


Zero Tolerance for Sexual Abuse and/or Assault

Spectrum Juvenile Justice Services has zero tolerance for sexual abuse and/or assault of individuals residing in our treatment and detention facilities. For more information, please see our policy.

PREA Compliance

As demonstrated by our federal PREA audit, Spectrum is fully compliant with the Prison Rape Elimination Act. This latest finding further reinforces our commitment to protecting those we serve. Please see the results of our most recent PREA Audits of Lincoln Center and Calumet Center.

PREA Audit Annual Report for SJJS 2023

PREA Audit Annual Report for SJJS 2022

PREA Audit Final Report for Lincoln Center 2022

PREA Audit Annual Report for SJJS 2021

PREA Audit Annual Report for SJJS 2020

PREA Audit Final Report for Lincoln Center 2020

PREA Audit Final Report for Calumet Center 2018

PREA Audit Final Report for Lincoln Center 2017

2018 SJJS annual PREA data report

Lincoln Center PREA Audit Report 2015

Mission and Vision

Our mission
Spectrum Juvenile Justice Services (SJJS) cultivates an environment built on SUPPORT (Strengthening, Unifying, Preventative and Positive Outcomes for Rehabilitative Transformations of youth).

Our vision
Utilize our six specialized treatment programs to provide long-term therapeutic services to meet the needs of chronic offenders, substance abusers, sex offenders, violent offenders and delinquent youth with specialized learning needs (cognitive deficits) and delinquent youth with severe emotional disturbances.


Derrick R. McCree , MSW
Executive Director

Administrative Office
1961 Lincoln
Highland Park, MI 48203
Phone: (313) 868-8310
Fax: (313) 865-2892

Lincoln Center
1961 Lincoln
Highland Park, MI 48203
Phone: (313) 868-8310
Fax: (313) 865-2892
Calumet Treatment Center
330 Glendale
Highland Park, MI 48203
Phone: (313) 852-7500


Join the Team

Our mission is to empower, strengthen and enhance individuals, families and communities.

If you are passionate about changing the lives of children, families or people with more profound needs, Spectrum offers a variety of experiences in human services. You are taking an important step toward making a difference.

Through our portal, you will be able to create a profile and explore a variety of careers serving people directly or supporting those that do through professional and administrative support positions. Spectrum provides great opportunities for training, professional growth and advancement. Through the candidate portal, you can attach your resume’ for future reference for other opportunities as well.

Spectrum Human Services Inc. & Affiliated Companies strives to be the Employer of Choice. In addition to competitive wages, full-time employees are eligible for an array of benefits, including: health insurance, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, and participation in the company’s 403(b) program.

It is the policy of Spectrum Human Services to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Spectrum will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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