29 Sep Timpanogos Community Treatment Center Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
The Utah Department of Corrections held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Timpanogos Community Treatment Center on Thursday, Sept. 28.
Attended by state and local elected officials, media representatives and UDC employees, the ceremony marked the completion of construction and the readiness to begin operations at the center.
“It’s the first of it’s kind for UDC in Utah County,” said Brian Redd, Executive Director of the UDC, during the event. “The ultimate goal of a community treatment facility like this is to help individuals go back into society and contribute.”
Designed to provide those being released from incarceration with a stable environment while receiving additional treatment, the center will help individuals find employment, seek permanent housing and reintegrate themselves into society.
Expected to open by the end of the year, the center at 748 N. 1340 W., in Orem, will be staffed around-the-clock. Timpanogos will be home to 33 parolees to start, with a maximum capacity of 82. It will be the sixth such facility operated by the UDC. The department operates four in Salt Lake County and one in Weber County.
As part of the refurbishment of the center, a number of design elements have been added, including glass walls and wood floors. There is a spiral staircase in the center, linking the first- and second-floor staff areas.
Luke Lassiter will serve as director of the facility.