Bridges Boys Academy
Bridges Boys Academy or simply Bridges Academy was a behavior modification facility located on Gist Road near Bend Oregon <ref>The facility on Google maps</ref>.
The length of the program were about 14 months <ref name=natsap/>
The program was founded in 1997 and they could detain 30 boys <ref name=natsap/>.
They closed 2017
They used a level system. They used levels 0-4 with privileges and responsibilities gained at each level.
The facility discourage visited from the family during the first 2 to 3 months until the detained boy had accepted his banishment and had reached the second level in the program. Then visits were allowed every 2 month. The first two ones were seminars where the family had to work on bury the effects of the fact that the boy was banished from his own home and detained at the facility <ref name=prog/>.
Home visits were allowed when the boy reachs the forth level <ref name=prog/>.
There is no info about how critical letters from the boy are handled. There were no info about phone policies.
Punishments could be work assignments. Runaways could be ordered to participate in a wilderness course before being allowed to return to the facility <ref name="prog">FAQ - Program, homepage of the facility (defunct)</ref>.
- Info: Program homepage (Defunct)
- Info: The Bridges Sage - a student newspaper published on the internet
- Forum: Bridges Academy closes, a thread on Fornits webforum