Youth Center Administration

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The Juvenile Home is now named the Calhoun County Youth Center and has adopted a new logo that depicts a phoenix. This change was approved by the Board of Commissioners at its regular session meeting on Sept. 1, and is tied to a reimagining of how the facility represents itself, especially as a building remodel is being conceived. Read more here.

The Calhoun County Youth Center Staff is trained year-round and is dedicated to making a positive difference. They are supportive of the challenges youth face and encourage youth to be successful, law-abiding citizens. The staff is knowledgeable, experienced, and passionate about making positive change in young people's lives. 

Director: Tori Benden, MBA
Assistant Director: Pablo Lerma, BA
Team Leader II-Treatment Program: Aubrey Garner, MA, LMHCA, LLPC
Team Leader I- Detention Programs: Tim Hauxwell, BA
Project Leader: Mic Grigg, BS
Administrative Assistant: Vickie Bloch

We believe, 
  • Every youth we encounter deserves respect and is a worthwhile human being. 
  • Our staff serve as positive role models for troubled youth.
  • All youth make mistakes.
  • Our patience and understanding can make a positive change in youths' lives. 

USDA Nondisclosure Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: , from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:  (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.