On March 9, 2002, the Lancaster County Youth Intervention Center opened to provide temporary safe and secure care for alleged delinquent juveniles and dependent juveniles of Lancaster County. For all juveniles, the center provides protection for the community and the child.
Licensing & Qualifications
The Youth Intervention Center is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and abides by their regulations. The center is also a member of the Juvenile Detention Centers and Alternative Programs (JDCAP), the Northeast Juvenile Detention Coalition (NJDC), and the National Partnership for Juvenile Services (NPJS).
The director of the Youth Intervention Center is appointed by the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners.
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
The Lancaster County Youth Intervention Center underwent an onsite PREA audit on October 27th, 28th, and 29th of 2014. This audit resulted in full compliance in all of the PREA standards, making the Youth Intervention Center the 4th detention center and 9th residential facility to achieve PREA compliance in the Commonwealth.