Hocking Valley Community Residential Center (HVCRC) is located in Nelsonville, Ohio. It is a 24 bed, staff-secured community corrections facility whose mission and purpose is to provide a non-secure setting where problem youth receive a positive rehabilitative program that allows him to become a productive citizen upon return to his community.

HVCRC was established under House Bill 812 that provided funds for multi-county rehabilitation facilities for juvenile offenders who would otherwise be committed to the Ohio Department of Youth Services. HVCRC welcomed their first residents in October of 1993.

The facility Board is comprised of the Juvenile Court Judges in the 12 counties in Southeastern Ohio: Athens, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Pickaway, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Vinton, and Washington.

HVCRC utilizes innovative programming with an emphasis on individualized treatment, family participation, substance abuse counseling, individual counseling, and positive recreational activities.

If you would like to share any concerns, comments or pertinent information with us, please utilize the form under the “Contact Us” tab, or call (740) 753-4400. You may also send a letter with your concerns to the address listed below. 


Bob Bowser, Executive Director
Hocking Valley Community Residential Center
111 West Twenty-Nine Drive
Nelsonville, OH 45764