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Steve Ray

Steve Ray began his corrections career as a part-time on-call correctional officer in Dickinson, ND in March 2000. Before joining the department, Ray was warden of the Dawson County Correctional Facility for five years. Prior to that, he gained experience and knowledge of corrections by working at a federally contracted youth facility, two county jails, a state-contracted adult women’s correctional facility and a state contracted adult male correctional facility. He received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Minot State University.

Pine Hills Youth Correctional Facility

Image of Pine Hills facility 4 North Haynes Avenue
Miles City, MT 59301
Switchboard: 406-232-1377
Administration: 406-233-2291
Business Office: 406-232-1377

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Pine Hills is Montana’s only long-term state operated facility for adjudicated male youthful offenders (ages 10-17) committed by the District Youth Courts.

Staff Qualifications:

All correctional officers are required to complete 120 hours of Juvenile Specific Basic Correctional Officer training through the MT Law Enforcement Academy, plus an additional 40 hours of on-site training. Officers must also apply for certification through the Peace Officers Standards and Training Council. The professional staff consists of bachelor and master’s level employees with multiple years of experience in juvenile corrections and counseling. Employees having direct contact with youth participate in at least 40 hours of training each year.

Programs & Treatment:

Pine Hills provides 16 waking hours of scheduled activities beginning at 6:15 a.m. each day, using a cognitive restructuring approach. A treatment plan is developed within the first month’s stay. Explore the sections below to find out more.

Chemical Dependency Treatment Sexual Offender Treatment Intake Unit Reentry Unit Counseling Center Education Restitution