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1820 North 16th Street
Clarinda, IA  51632 Phone: 712-542-3103 Fax: 712-542-2907

Notice of Privacy Practices

Clarinda Academy was established 1992 as a residential foster care facility for at-risk and adjudicated delinquent males between the ages of 12 and 18. Over the years, Clarinda has expanded its continuum of services and currently offers long-term residential treatment for males and females, weekend program and Day School. With a licensed capacity of 266 students, Clarinda Academy is aClarinda Front Joint Commission (JCAHO) accredited program that serves youth from several different states. The Clarinda Academy environment focuses on behavioral change through the establishment of a positive peer culture and the intervention of negative behavior

Programs Offered

  • Long-term residential treatment for chronic delinquent boys
  • Long-term residential treatment for chronic delinquent girls
  • Day school
  • Weekend program

Student Profile

  • Females and males, ages 12 to 18 years old
  • Full-scale IQ above 65
  • Is impulsive/irresponsible
  • Denies and/or justifies negative behavior
  • Has problems with anger and aggression
  • Demonstrates a low degree of empathy
  • Lacks self-discipline
  • Exhibits poor coping skills
  • Is non-compliant with authority
  • Is amenable to a normative culture

Whom do we serve?

The typical student admitted to Clarinda Academy is a juvenile offender who does not have deep-seated psychopathology, but has learned negative behavior patterns that victimize others. Students typically show a low degree of empathy for others, have poor means-ends reasoning, are impulsive, have problems with anger control and aggression, are irresponsible, deny and/or justify negative behaviors (i.e., consider themselves victims when confronted), pride themselves on antisocial values and behaviors, lack self-discipline, and are counteractive and non-compliant with authority.

For additional information or to make a referral, please contact:

Reggie St. Romain
Executive Director Phone: 712-542-6123 Email:
Mike Butt
Director of Admissions Phone: 712-542-6128 Email: