Program Description

The Betty K. Marler Center (BMYSC) is a secure residential treatment center for 41 young women from the State of Colorado. With the facility owned by Colorado Department of Youth Corrections, the Marler Center has operated as one of Rite of Passage’s family of residential programs since 2005.

The Marler Center provides comprehensive services and resources through a trauma informed model to include evidence-based principles to address issues related to substance abuse, mental health, abuse and trauma, mood regulation and self-soothing techniques, disordered eating, self-mutilation and suicidal gestures, spirituality, self-care, and their relationship to criminal conduct behaviors.

Betty K. Marler Center program features include:

  • Female-specific services, resources and programming for their unique needs
  • Accredited on-site education
  • Highly trained, experienced and culturally relevant staff who connect with at-risk students
  • Evidence-based, cognitive behavioral services including Thinking for a Change (T4C) and Aggression Replacement Training (ART)
  • Family Treatment Services, including Individual Family Therapy, Multifamily Groups, and Couples Counseling

Rite of Passage operates safe, licensed and accredited facilities and is in compliance with safe environment practices, including the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA). For more information, please visit or contact the Program Director.

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