Copyright 2017 - County of Lancaster, PA -- LCYIC, Drew Fredericks

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