Mental Health Institutes – Iowa has two mental health institutes at Cherokee and Independence.  They provide short term psychiatric and care for severe symptoms of mental illness.   

Juvenile Facility - Provides treatment and educational services within a highly structured setting to assist youth who are adjudicated delinquent.  Iowa Juvenile Facility is located in Eldora.  For information on the Iowa Juvenile Home and Girls State Training School click here.  

Civil Commitment Unit for Sexual Offenders - Provides a secure, long-term, and highly-structured setting to treat sexually violent predators who have served their prison terms, but who, in a separate civil trial, have been found likely to commit further violent sexual offenses.