Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of Duck Valley –
Renovation of Duck Valley Juvenile Services Center

Grant Amount: $980,927

Location: The Duck Valley Indian Reservation was established as a homeland for members of the Shoshone and Paiute Tribes (SPT). The 450 square mile Duck Valley Reservation is evenly divided between Idaho and Nevada, with the northern half lying in southern Owyhee County, Idaho, and the southern half lying in northwestern Elko County, Nevada. A majority of the population lives in Owyhee, Nevada, which is the reservation’s only major community. The project is located in Owyhee, approximately ½ mile south of the Idaho border just east of Highway 225.

Scope: The project involves renovating the SPT Duck Valley Juvenile Services Center (DVJSC) and is being jointly funded by BJA and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). The 18,600 square foot, one-story, 26-bed facility was built in 2002 to meet various security levels under direct supervision, but does not meet the “medium level” of security that is now being proposed by SPT to make the facility a dual-use secure detention and treatment center. This will be accomplished by repurposing two of the existing single occupancy cell wings into dormitories, adding additional security features and upgrading the security and surveillance system, adding classroom, treatment, and program space, adding secure outdoor recreation, servicing and upgrading existing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, and updating the floor, wall, and ceiling finishes throughout the facility.

Once completed, the DVJSC will be utilized as a regional facility to provide pre- and post-adjudication treatment and justice services to young offenders.

Status: The project is complete. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) clearance was granted via a Categorical Exclusion (CatEx) in April 2011. SPT utilized a construction manager at-risk (CMR), with a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) approach to project delivery and awarded a CMR services contract to CSDI Construction (CSDI) of Boise, Idaho, in November 2011. SPT awarded an architectural and engineering (A/E) services contract to Design West Architects (DWA) of Meridian, Idaho, in January 2012. DWA completed the construction documents, which incorporated BIA review comments, in June 2013. The GMP was finalized in October 2013 after several months of value engineering conducted to meet budget requirements.

Renovations commenced in October 2013, were completed in July 2014, and an open house and dedication ceremony were held in August 2014. SPT intends to commence operations by winter 2014 upon the completion of staff hiring and training.