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Kyle Detention & Justice Facility

Kyle, SD

Encompass worked with the Oglala Sioux Tribe early in the project to complete a evaluation report on the existing facilities.  The report helped tribal representatives, the building staff and facility users to ultimately make necessary decisions as to the extent of work scope. The report also helped them make the decision to embark on the design of a new comprehensive Justice Facility.

The Kyle Justice Center for the Oglala Sioux Tribe is programmed and designed as a new model type for BIA projects incorporating all regional Tribal related justice functions.

The project is approximately 105,000 square feet and includes: courts and courts administration; attorney general's department; law enforcement; 911 dispatch; and detention for adult males and adult females.  The project includes 110 beds in three housing pods utilizing a combination of direct and indirect supervision models to maximize staffing efficiency.  Also included is 40 intake beds for short-term housing.


Winnebago Adult Detention Center

Winnebago, NE

Description Coming Soon


Inter-tribal Youth Services of Nebraska

Walthill, NE

The Omaha Nation Community Response Team (ONCRT) approached Encompass Architects to design a Master Plan for a proposed Nebraska Inter-tribal Youth Services Center (ITYSC). The primary focus of the master plan included the translation of previously identified needs of Nebraska Tribal youth into appropriate physical environments.

The Owner wanted the facility to reflect cultural aspects of four Nebraska Tribes with the rehabilitation process focused on the Omaha, Winnebago, Santee, and Ponca culture and traditions.

The main objective for the center is to focus on the rehabilitation and educational programs to provide an encompassing housing and support structure for Nebraska tribal youth. The design goals for the center was to create an environment to support the total system of care including community support services as well as be residential in nature and create a normalized environment for the youth. The Owner also wanted the building to be an example of sustainability, both environmentally and economically.


CRIT Juvenile Detention Center

Parker, AZ

Encompass Architects worked with the Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) to provide programming and complete design of their new Juvenile Detention Facility in Parker, Arizona.  Encompass worked with the community to develop a local facility that provides for positive rehabilitation of the youth within the community.  The facility is designed to support higher security offenders and is the first of the Tribes' long term vision of a campus which would include juveniles with lower security and day-treatment needs.

The facility is approximately 16,000 square feet and includes housing for 10 males, 8 females and 2 flex M/F special housing units.  The male and female general housing units are designed for double occupancy, increasing the occupancy to 38.  The housing is designed for direct monitoring with a central control station.  The housing units are arranged on a radial pattern to maximize supervision from central control and the direct supervision stations.  

The facility also includes a male and female classroom and a small group counseling area.  The male classroom doubles as the visitation room during the weekends.  Intake includes provisions for assessment/evaluation, medical, suicide and medical observation and also provides holdover provisions for juvenile transfer to other facilities.  The facility includes food service, administration and other necessary support functions for facility and building operations.  The facility is located on a site of approximately 2.25 acres.