Cedar Ridge Academy
Cedar Ridge Academy is a behavior modification facility marketed as a boarding school. It is locate north of Roosevelt, Utah 
The program was founded in 1996 
They are able to detain 70 teenagers of both genders .
Rob and Pam Neilson are named as co-founders of Cedar Ridge Academy
The program works with level system support by a point system. New arrivals start at 400 points. Their behavior during a week result in a number of points gained and lost. There are 9 levels .
Point cards and a Daily Rating Sheets are used to measure behavior on an either weekly or daily basis. In order to be moved up the teenagers has to apply to peers, residential staff, teachers, and therapist .
Communication with family / peers
When the teenager reaches 800 points he or she enters a tradition phase with a number of homevisits which function as supervised probation. After each home visit the visit is evaluated.
The homepage of the program has no information about communication with family and peer when the teenagers in the program has fewer than 800 points.
The homepage state that the program is licensed at the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools.
The teenagers are living in small houses functioning as small dorms. They are named Redwood (boys), Sycamore (boys) and Ombu (girls). Inside the houses beside the bed rooms there a a living room and a kitchen. According to photos on the webpage each teenager share the room with one or two teenagers .
On the campus there are a school building and a combined cafeteria / gymnasium.
December it was revealed that one of the one of the staff members had been charged with sexually abusing two of the school's teenage residents .
- Info: Program homepage
- Info: Duchesne nurse charged with sex abuse of teens, Deseret News, December 8, 2009
- Info: Cedar Ridge Announcement of Abuse Charges Against a Staff Member, a press-release on the webpage of strugglingteens.com - industry marketing firm
- Info: Datasheet from Heal-online
- Forum: NATSAP- New Developments in Utah, a thread on Fornits webforum mentioning the facility
- Forum: School nurse faces sex abuse charges, a thread on Fornits webforum