Copyright 2019 - County of Lancaster, PA -- LCYIC, Drew Fredericks


The   Youth   Intervention   Center   is   licensed   by   the   Pennsylvania Department     of     Human     Services      and     abides     by     their regulations .   The   Youth   Intervention   Center   is   a   member   of   the   Juvenile Detention   Centers   and   Alternative   Programs   (JDCAP)    and   the National Partnership for Juvenile Services (NPJS) . Drew Fredericks, Director  The Director of the Youth Intervention Center is appointed by the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners.

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

In    order    to    demonstrate    compliance    with    PREA, juvenile   facilities   such   as   the   Youth   Intervention   Center must     be     audited     every     three     years.     The     Youth Intervention   Center   was   audited   by   a   U.S.   Department of   Justice-certified   PREA   auditor   on   October   24   and 25,     2016.     This     audit     revealed     that     the     Youth Intervention   Center   met   all   the   standards   to   prevent, detect   and   respond   to   prison   rape,   and   exceeded   the standards   in   resident   reporting   requirements.   The   next PREA     audit     scheduled     to     occur     at     the     Youth Intervention Center will take place in October 2019. 2014 PREA Audit Report 2016 PREA Audit Report 2014 PREA Annual Report 2015 PREA Annual Report 2016 PREA Annual Report 2017 PREA Annual Report 2018 PREA Annual Report Facility PREA Policy Reporting Abuse Data Review for Corrective Action Publication PREA Information for Volunteers
Youth Intervention Center
The  Lancaster County Youth Intervention Center participates in the National School Lunch Program which assists the facility in offering a healthy breakfast, lunch and snack to all residents All SFAs must inform families about the availability and location of free meals for students via the Summer Food Service Program. This is required even if the SFA is not participating in the Summer Food Program. Schools may fulfill this requirement through Robo calls, flyers or other methods that notify the community of locations of summer meal sites. Methods to locate sites that serve free meals to children during the summer include the following: • Call 211 • Call 1.866.3Hungry or 1.877.8Hambre • Text “MEALPA” to 877877 during the summer months • Visit the website: (note, this replaces the website) • Use the site locator for smartphones -
Lancaster County Youth Intervention Center 235 Circle Avenue Lancaster, PA 17602 (717)299-7821 (717)209-3314 - fax
Mission Statement The mission of the Youth Intervention Center is to provide a safe environment to ensure the essential physical, mental, and emotional well-being for the youth we serve through positive and compassionate engagement.
Core Values The Youth Intervention Center believes in: Diversity and Teamwork – We embrace our varied perspectives and talents in order to adapt to the needs of the youth we serve. Integrity – We strive to meet high ethical and professional standards of Juvenile Justice. Commitment – We pursue our mission and goals with tenacity and resolve. Safety – We are committed to the health and safety of our clients and workforce. Respect – We believe respect and fair treatment are fundamental to our service, operations, and decision-making. Compassion – We believe in fostering positive relationships in order to encourage personal growth. Operational Goals In order to advance our mission, our Detention Program strives to: Provide   a   safe,   secure,   and   structured   environment   for   the   juveniles   we   serve,   while   at   the   same   time   providing protection for the community. Serve   as   role   models   and   project   an   appearance,   attitude,   and   behavior   which   creates   an   atmosphere   conducive   to positive   change,   dignity,   and   respect   for   all,   while   at   the   same   time   authentically   connecting   and   communicating with our residents. Provide   programming   that   stimulates   the   residents’   physical,   mental,   educational,   and   creative   growth,   with   a focus on family and community engagement. In order to advance our mission, the Shelter Program strives to: Provide   a   safe,   temporary   residential   care   environment   for   “at-risk”   youth   while   awaiting   transition   to   placement or home reunification. Connect with residents in an honest and authentic manner, modeling dignity and respect for all. Create   opportunities   for   change,   emphasizing   personal   growth   and   accountability,   while   working   with   the   youth, their families, contracting agencies and the community. Provide   programming   that   stimulates   the   physical,   mental,   educational,   and   creative   growth   and   interests   of   our residents. In order to advance our mission, the P.U.L.S.E. Weekend Program and Evening Treatment Center strives to: Create a safe environment of support, positivity and mutual respect that promotes personal growth. Work   collaboratively   with   the   Office   of   Juvenile   Probation,   the   Children   and   Youth   Agency,   and   the   participant’s family to identify each participant’s needs, strengths, and goals. Utilize evidence-based practices in order to foster competency development and self-reflection Equip   participants   with   new   tools   for   managing   life’s   challenges,   increasing   a   positive   outlook   on   their   future, and building confidence in their own ability to be successful. Elicit internal motivation within our participants to create positive change within themselves.