About Rabiner Treatment Center

About Us


At their annual convention in October of 1961, the Iowa State Police Association (ISPA) voted unanimously to establish a home for troubled boys. In September of the following year, a ground breaking ceremony marked the opening of the Jerry Rabiner Memorial Boys Ranch. The Ranch's 240 acre site was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Louis Rabiner, in memory of their son Jerry, who was killed in an auto accident in 1953.

Today, the relationship between the Rabiner Treatment Center and ISPA is stronger than ever. Our tradition of partnership and commitment to serving youth in need lives on through our mission and values.

Our Agency Mission

Since 1961, the mission of the Rabiner Treatment Center has been to instill hope in the youth and families we serve. We continue this tradition by teaching self-discipline, responsibility, commitment and pride through innovative treatment and growth experience, delivered in a rural Iowa setting. The Rabiner Treatment Center is sponsored by the men and women of the Iowa State Police Association.

Our Agency Values

Unique Settings

Located on 50 beautiful acres of wooded area, grassland and farmland, you will find Rabiner Treatment Center. Established in 1961 as the Jerry Rabiner Memorial Boys Ranch, the agency is sponsored and governed by the Iowa State Police Association. Although the main campus is three miles northwest of Fort Dodge, Iowa, you have a feeling that you are out in the middle of the country.

Our campus amenities include: residential cottages, on-campus classrooms, computer lab/library, bakery, gymnasium, baseball field, soccer field, running track, basketball courts, health club, game room, go-cart track, remote control track, and a disc golf course.

RTC Strategic Plan

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In addition to our connection with the Iowa State Police Association, we are also members of the Coalition for Family and Children's Services in Iowa.

2008 Coalition Logo Iowa State Police Association Logo


Our residential programs are licensed as Comprehensive Residential Treatment facilities through the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals.


RTC just received a full three-year accreditation from CARF International, for our residential treatment programs.

Rabiner Academy is accredited under the auspices of Manson Northwest Webster School District and is accredited through the Iowa Department of Education.

Program Staff

Residential Treatment Staff: Counseling/therapy staff meet all Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS) qualification standards. All direct care staff meet licensing qualification standards. Our programs are staffed at a client to staff ratio of 5:1, from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm each day. The third shift staff (Night Monitors) provide supervision and support during sleep-time.

Staff are thoroughly trained in a full direct care curriculum which includes: Trauma Informed Care, The Mandt System (client management/de-escalation techniques), supervision of clients, interactions with clients, cultural competency, ethics and CPR.