Sunrise RTC

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Current status Open
Detainees.gif Capacity 32
Checked October
Open.gif Opened 2000

Sunrise RTC or Sunrise Academy is a behavior modification facility marketed as a residential treatment program. It is located on 65 North 1150 West Hurricane, Utah.

It was founded in 2000 and they can detain 32 girls aged 12 to 17 for a length 6 to 9 monts according to their page on NATSAP [1].

Program stucture

They use a level system with 6 levels named:

  • Safety level
  • Discovery Level
  • Belonging Level
  • Integrity Level
  • Independence Level
  • Generosity Level

The privileges that follows with a certain level are not listed but the level system seems to be somehow similar to the level system used at New Haven RTC, which are marketed by the same company.


The first 21 days there are no direct communication between child and parents unless the call is done in relation with a family therapy session where the communication by nature is monitored.

After the initial period a phone call per week is allowed.

They state that they hope that the parents will visit the detained teenager often, but whether the visit is on campus only or off campus or home visits are allowed is not stated.

Living Conditions

Each of the detained teenagers live in a room with 2 or 3 roommates.


A 17 year old girls died during an outing due to a traffic accident. A lawsuit is ongoing due to the drivers alleged behavior shortly the accident took place [2].

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  1. Program details on NATSAP
  2. Sunrise Academy Rollover Accident Takes Life of London Teen, Ron Kramer - Attorney at Law, October 19, 2010
    British girl who survived swine flu is killed in US car crash, by Mark Prigg, The London Evening Standard, October 22, 2010