In Balance Ranch Academy

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In Balance Ranch Academy is a behavior modification program located in a remote location near Huachuca City in Arizona <ref>The facility on Google maps</ref>

They are able to detain 44 teenagers in the program <ref name="natsap">Program details, NATSAP</ref>

The target group is boys aged between 13-17,5 <ref name=natsap/>.

The program last 12 - 14 months and it was founded in 2004 <ref name=natsap/>.

Program structure[redigér]

The program is level based. Priviliges are earned based on the levels the teenagers can achieve.

The program use the abusive 12 step recovery system among their treatment methods.


The mail goes through the therapist leaving no mail privacy to the teenagers at the ranch. It is an violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights <ref name="faq">Frequently Asked Questions, program homepage</ref>.

Right to Phone calls to the parents can be earned by achieving a certain level in the level system <ref name=faq/>.

Right to visits from the parents are decided by the staff <ref name=faq/>.


The program homepage states that the program can provide accredited education but it is not state what agency they are accredited by <ref name=faq/>.


They have exposed the teenagers to foreign cultures including a trip to South Africa known for having one of the highest crime rates in the world <ref>South Africa, program homepage</ref>

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  • Forum: GAO Hearing???, a thread on Fornits webforum mentioning the facility