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About Shelter

Shelter

care

provides

temporary

and

emergency

care

for

alleged

and

adjudicated

dependent

and

delinquent

juveniles.

The

Shelter

helps

children

and

their

families

by

providing

professional

therapeutic

and

supportive

services

that

will

enable

them

to

achieve

their

full

potential.

Our

hope

is

to

touch

the

lives

of

the

children

we

serve

so

that

they

become

productive members of society, in part because of the caring, nurturing, and learning atmosphere of the Shelter.

The

Shelter

serves

males

and

females

between

the

ages

of

ten

and

eighteen

years

of

age

that

are

awaiting

court

review.

The

Children

&

Youth

Agency

 

or

Juvenile

Probation

Office

refers

these

residents

to

us.

Shelter

care

offers

a

supervised

setting

with

accommodations

to

house

twenty-four

residents

each

with

their

own

sleeping

quarters.

The

resident

participate in activities that help them grow emotionally, physically, and intellectually.

The

versatility

of

the

Shelter’s

behavior

modification

system

allows

home

visits,

if

the

resident

has

achieved

a

high

status

and if the referring agency approves the visit. These visits are beneficial when possibility of family reunification exists.

The

ability

to

venture

“off

grounds”,

with

staff

supervision,

enables

shelter

residents

to

experience

a

variety

of

recreational

activities

as

well

as

participate

in

volunteer

activities

throughout

Lancaster

County

communities.

The

facet

of

the programming also affords the opportunity for educational field trips and experiential learning.

Daily Schedules

Monday-Friday Schedule

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Visitation Guidelines

Upon admission to the facility, your child will be in the Orientation.  

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. 

Clothing

for

court

can

be

accepted

during

visitation

hours.

This

will

be

a

one

for

one

exchange. 

Only

two

visitors

per resident are permitted at one time.

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

to

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

Shelter Visitation Schedules Unit 6A - Tuesday evenings from 6:00pm-7:00pm and Sunday afternoons from 1:15pm-2:15pm Unit 6B - Thursday evenings from 6:00pm-7:00pm and Sunday afternoons from 3:15pm-4:15pm

Shelter Resident Telephone Guidelines

Residents

will

be

permitted

one

5-minute

telephone

call

upon

completion

of

the

intake

process.

Telephone

calls

will

only

be

made

to

parents,

stepparents,

grandparents,

and/or

approved

legal

guardians.

Residents

are

not

permitted

to

receive

incoming

calls.

Telephone

calls

will

be

made

between

6:00pm

and

9:00pm.

on

Mondays,

Wednesdays,

and/or

Saturdays,

in accordance with the Behavior Modification System.

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

telephone

call

guidelines,

please

call

(717)299-7821

and

ask

to

speak

with

a

Shelter

Supervisor.

Youth Intervention Center