Copyright 2019 - County of Lancaster, PA -- LCYIC, Drew Fredericks
Youth Intervention Center


When   a   resident   is   admitted   to   our   facility,   they   will   have   entered   into   an   extremely   structured,   disciplined,   and   educational environment.   Upon   wake   up   each   day,   a   resident   will   experience   hygiene,   year-round   schooling,   year-round   recreational activities,   voluntary   religious   services,   psycho-educational   groups,   and   opportunities   for   family   interaction.   Our   residents' daily routine is loaded with positive, structured, and life-building programming. Educational Services Shortly   after   admission,   each   resident   will   receive   an   educational   screening   and   assessment   in   order   to   gauge   their educational   needs.   Our   school   program   is provided   year-round   through   the   School   District   of   Lancaster.   The   educational program is culturally sensitive and reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of the community. Family Interaction and Support Our program   provides   weekly   visitation,   mail,   and   telephone   services   with   the   goal   of   promoting   appropriate   support, interaction, and involvement with family members. Health Services Our medical department is accredited by National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) .   We   have four   full-time   LPNs,   one   full-time   RN, and   two   on-call   physicians around   the   clock   that   provide   routine   medical examinations,   diagnosis   and   treatment   of   medical   issues,   emergency   dental   diagnosis   and   treatment,   and   medication management services.   Upon   arrival   to   our   facility,   all   juveniles   undergo   a   Receiving   Screening   and   Suicide   Assessment   within   one   (1)   hour   of arrival.     All   juveniles   receive   a   complete   health   assessment   by   medical   staff   within   twenty-four   (24)   hours.      A   physical   is   performed by   a   licensed   provider   (PA   or   CRNP)   within   ninety-six   (96)   hours   of   arrival.      A   dental   exam   is   performed   within   thirty   (30) days, with a cleaning completed every six (6) months.      The   intake   process   also   includes   a   vision   and   a   hearing   screening,   a   PPD,   and   sickle   cell   screening   for   all   African   American juveniles.     All   juveniles   who   arrive   on   medications,   have   those   medications   continued   and   are   seen   by   either   the   MD   or   the Psychiatrist   (or   Psychiatric   CRNP).      All   juveniles   also   have   the   opportunity   to   request   a   visit   with   any   provider   at   any   time by submitting a Sick Call request to the Medical Department. When   a   juvenile   is   being   discharged   from   the   Youth   Intervention   Center,   a   “Discharge   Summary/Release   Information” form   will   accompany   the   juvenile   along   with   the   remainder   of   their   medications.      The   “Discharge   Summary/Release Information” form includes the following information: medical history medication list TB test and lab results pending Medical appointments all other pertinent information Upon   release,   the   juvenile   and/or   responsible   party   and   a   member   of   the   Medical   Department   will   sign   the   “Discharge Summary/Release   Information”   form.      One   copy   of   this   form   is   given   to   the   juvenile   and   another   copy   is   placed   in   the medical chart.   When   a   juvenile   is   being   transferred   to   another   facility,   a   copy   of   their   history   &   physical,   psych.   notes,   lab   results,   and dental exams is also included.  An updated vaccine record is also included, when available. Recreational Programming Our   Program   Coordinator   provides   a   structured   recreational   program   that   includes   a   variety   of   activities that   promote physical and mental health. Some of these programs include: Physical Education Nutritional Programs Pet Therapy Girl Scouts Master Gardening Program Art Programs Wellness Works And many more...  Psycho-Educational Programming Our in-house Case Manager facilitates our psycho-educational programs. Some of the topics include: Drug and Alcohol Issues Anger Control Communication Skills Living and Coping with Mental Illness Fatherhood Initiative Preventing Abuse Music Therapy Victim Impact Combating Prejudices and Hatred Religious Programming Our   religious   program   contains   a   diverse   variety   of   volunteer   church   groups   that   accommodate   the   religious   needs   of   our residents.   Our   facility   has   a   part-time   chaplain   and   two   part-time   chaplain   assistants,   along   with   over   seventeen   volunteer church groups.  Participation in religious activities is voluntary for our residents.    Jeryl Zimmerman, Chaplaincy Services  Clergy Visitation Guidelines