Steven Lechner has worked for Homme Youth and Family Services for more than 30 years. He joined Homme in 1985 to create the initial sexual offender treatment programs, first working as a youth counselor in the Journey programs. He created three different offender programs: one for older adolescents, one for younger adolescents and one for the cognitively disabled population.
Steve has served in many roles at Homme starting as a youth counselor then moving to a case manager role. From there, he supervised all of the boy’s units at one time or another. After taking on a supervisor role, Steve went back to school and finished his master’s degree and became a therapist. He maintained this role as he took on more responsibility and served as a program manager/therapist for many years. Steve is currently the clinical manger overseeing admissions, therapists and out services. He is active in conducting pre-placement interviews and coordinating discharges.
Steve’s previous experience was working with sexual and juvenile offenders in Minnesota. He received training by the University of Minnesota’s Dick Sealy (deceased) of the Minnesota State Hospital Sexual aggressors program and Allen Listiak of the Department of Corrections in Minnesota.