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.  

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.