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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 Pennsylvania Partnershop for Juvenile Services (PPJS) and the National Partnership for Juvenile Services (NPJS) . Drew Fredericks, Director frederid@co.lancaster.pa.us 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 first audited by a U.S. Department of Justice-certified PREA auditor on October 27, 28, 29, 2014. 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 2022. 2014 PREA Audit Report 2016 PREA Audit Report 2019 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. Click here to view the Facility’s Wellness Policy. 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: www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks (note, this replaces the whyhunger.org website) • Use the site locator for smartphones - Rangeapp.org Beginning Wednesday, April 1, 2020, SDOL will provide one week's worth of breakfast and lunch every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon at JP McCaskey, Hamilton, Hand, Reynolds and Carter & MacRae. This further reduces exposure of our staff and families to pick up meals. Please visit our website for more information.
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.
In person visitation for Detention and Shelter residents has been suspended. Resuming of in-person visitation and on-site volunteer programming will be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis. More frequent telephone contact and video visitation has been arranged. Professional visitors are requested to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms, wash their hands, and use hand sanitizer prior to transitioning from the lobby area. The PULSE Weekend Program is currently suspended. On-site volunteer programming has been suspended. Off-site Shelter outings have been suspended. Authorized parents/guardians can call and speak with a Detention or Shelter Supervisor if they have any questions or concerns.