Copyright 2020 - County of Lancaster, PA -- LCYIC, Drew Fredericks

About Detention

Detention

provides

temporary

safe

and

secure

care

for

alleged

and

adjudicated

delinquent

juveniles

waiting

for

adjudication

or

disposition

by

the

Courts.

The

Detention

Center

ensures

community

protection

from

the

alleged

or

adjudicated

offender.

The

program

serves

male

and

female

juveniles

between

the

ages

of

ten

and

eighteen.

The

facility

has

48

secure

detention

beds,

and

works

to

stabilize

the

residents

by

structuring

their

stay

with

educational

and

psycho-

educational programs, while instilling self-discipline and structure into their lives.

The

school

program

teaches

the

basic

academic

curriculum,

while

fostering

a

positive

attitude

towards

school

and

learning.

The

psycho-educational

programming

includes

lessons

in

anger

management

and

self-control,

dealing

with

drug

and

alcohol issues, making good decisions, victimization awareness, and individual responsibility.

Daily Schedules

Monday-Friday Schedule

Click to enlarge, Weekend/Holiday Schedule Click to enlarge,

Visitation Guidelines

Upon admission to the facility, your child will be in the Orientation Unit. You will be notified of any changes in visiting times for your child.    Visits are only permitted with parents, grandparents, and/or approved legal guardians.  Stepparents are permitted to visit if they are legally married.  Siblings or children of the resident are prohibited from visitation. If the visitor arrives with a child, the visitor will not be permitted to visit. Children are not permitted in the facility or on the facility grounds, unattended, at any time.  Only two visitors per resident are permitted at one time. The time can be split in two half-hour units in order to accommodate multiple visitors.  Please arrive 20 minutes before the start of the scheduled visitation time.  After visitation has started, no other visitors will be permitted to enter the facility.  When a staff member declares that the visitation is finished, all visitors must depart the facility grounds promptly.  All visitors must present valid photo identification and be appropriately dressed for the visitation environment. All coats, hats, purses, and personal property must be stored in a locker in the Main Lobby Area. We suggest you leave all other personal items at home or in your vehicle. After all items have been secured, all visitors will be screened through the medal detectors for any further contraband. Once a visitor has been cleared of contraband, they will wait in the lobby area until escorted by a staff member to the visitation area.  Any visitor disturbances during the contraband screening, or while waiting in the Main Lobby Area, may result in termination of visitation privileges.  Once a visitor has signed in, and has been screened for contraband, they may not depart the facility before visitation begins.  Items are not to be given to the residents at visitation, unless approved by the Supervisor On-Duty.  Visitors under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be permitted to visit and will be directed to depart the facility immediately.  Visitors are permitted to visit and converse ONLY with the resident they have signed in to visit. Any attempt or speak with any other resident, other than the resident they are visiting, may result in an immediate termination of the visit and the possible revocation of future visiting privileges.  Your child has the right to deny visitation, to which the Youth Intervention Center must honor that right. Detention Visitation Schedules Unit 1A and Unit 1B - Friday evenings from 8:00pm-9:00pm Unit 2A - Saturday afternoons from 3:30pm-4:30pm Unit 2B - Saturday evenings from 8:00pm-9:00pm  

Detention Resident Telephone Guidelines

Detention

residents

will

receive

one

5-minute

telephone

call

upon

completion

of

the

intake

process.

All

future

calls

will

occur

once

they

have

completed

the

orientation

process

(typically

three

days).

Telephone

calls

will

only

be

made

to

parents,

stepparents,

grandparents,

and/or

approved

legal

guardians.

Residents

are

not

permitted

to

receive

incoming

calls.

Resident will receive one 10-minute telephone call on Tuesday and Thursday evenings between 8:00pm and 10:00pm.

Mail Guidelines

All

mail

must

go

through

the

US

Postal

Service

unless

the

letter

is

from

the

child’s

attorney,

probation

officer,

or

caseworker.

All

mail

must

be

addressed

with

child’s

name,

C/O

Lancaster

County

Youth

Intervention

Center,

235

Circle

Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17602.

If

you

have

questions

regarding

visitation,

mail,

or

telephone

call

guidelines,

please

call

(717)299-7821

and

choose

the

option to speak with a Detention Supervisor.

Youth Intervention Center