Youth Development Center / Youth Forestry Camp System

Facility Locations

BJJS ADDRESSES


BJJS Central Headquarters
Forum Building, Third Floor
607 South Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120

YDC/YFC Program Addresses

Loysville Youth Development Center
10 Opportunity Drive
Loysville, PA 17047-9754

North Central Secure Treatment Unit
36 Kirkbride Drive
Danville, PA 17821-8608

South Mountain Secure Treatment Unit
10056 South Mountain Road
Box 374
South Mountain, PA 17261-0374

Youth Forestry Camp #2
Hickory Run State Park
White Haven, PA 18661

Youth Forestry Camp #3
4534 TarKiln Road
James Creek, PA 16657

YDC/YFC CENTRAL REGION PROGRAMS

Youth Forestry Camp #3
(YFC 3)

50-bed open residential facility located on the grounds of Trough Creek State Park in Huntingdon County.

PROGRAMS:

First Step: 12 week program for delinquent youth with substance use disorders.
B-Dorm: 2 – 6 month program addresses criminogenic needs with focus upon career, academic, technical training.

PRIMARY SERVICES:

  • Hazelden’s,“A New Direction”, AND
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT): An evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy based on the premise that people are disturbed cognitively, emotionally, and behaviorally.
  • ARISE

Loysville Youth Development Center (LYDC)

88-bed secure residential facility located in Perry County.

PROGRAMS:

Allegheny: Specialized services for youthful offenders age 12 – 15
East Penn: Addresses aggression and pro criminal attitudes
Juniata: Serves youth with deeply ingrained delinquent values, offers academic remediation and a short term track.
STAR: Specialized services for youth identified with significant mental health needs.
Williams: Specialized services for youth identified with intellectual and development disabilities
ZB: Specialized services for youth identified with substance use disorders.

PRIMARY SERVICES:

  • Hazelden’s, “A New Direction”, AND
  • Rational Living Therapy: a systematic approach to CBT
  • Victim Awareness Course (VAC): Based upon BARJ concepts, participants explore the psychological, social, financial and physical problems faced by victims of crime and how criminal behavior impacts victims, the community and all of society.
  • Crossroads
  • Thinking for a Change
  • Casey Life Skills 

Loysville Secure Treatment Unit
(LSTU)

Offers increased security as a 20 bed secure (fenced) residential building located on the secure grounds of LYDC (fence within a fence).

PROGRAM:

Serves a diverse population of more aggressive youth, typically with antisocial values who are in need of an increased level of security.

PRIMARY SERVICES:

  • Thinking for a Change
  • Hazelden’s, “A New Direction”, AND
  • Victim Awareness Course (VAC)
  • Casey Life Skills

South Mountain Secure Treatment Unit
(SMSTU)

48 bed secure facility located on the grounds of the South Mountain Restoration Center in Franklin County designed for serious and habitual offenders.

PROGRAMS:

Sex Offender Program: Specialized services for youth adjudicated delinquent for sexual behavior problems.
Secure Program: Serves the diverse needs of habitual and serious offenders.

PRIMARY SERVICES:

  • ART
  • Hazelden’s, “A New Direction”, AND
  • Victim Awareness Course (VAC)
  • Casey Life Skills
  • Sexual Offending Relapse Prevention

YDC/YFC EASTERN REGION PROGRAMS

Youth Forestry Camp # 2
(YFC 2)

49-bed open residential facility located within Hickory Run State Park in Carbon County.

PROGRAMS:

Lehigh: 3 month therapeutic community for delinquent youth with substance use disorders.
Delaware: Cognitive Behavioral program that includes vocational training and GED programming.

PRIMARY SERVICES:

  • Hazelden’s, “A New Direction”, AND:
  • Forward Thinking: An evidenced-based journal series, aligned with the YLS that targets criminogenic factors, focuses on education, taking ownership of choices & actions towards positive change.
  • ARISE
  • Casey Life Skills
  • Project towards No Drug Abuse (PTND): An evidence based drug use prevention program that targets self-control, communication skills, decision making and motivation to resist drug use.

North Central Secure Treatment Unit
(NCSTU)

115-bed secure residential facility located on the grounds of the Danville State Hospital in Montour County

PROGRAMS for adjudicated males:

HOPE: Specialized services for youth with substance use disorders
EPREP: Targets general delinquency issues while working towards attainment of GED or High School Diploma
GENESIS: Serves youth with history of drug selling behaviors.
RISE: Provides highly structured strength based therapeutic community.
FOCUS: Specialized services for youth identified with intellectual and development disabilities and/or mental health needs
POWER: Serves youth with history of aggressive behaviors.

PROGRAM for adjudicated females:
Girls’ Program: A certified Sanctuary Model Program provides gender responsive services addressing criminogenic needs and targeted interventions for trauma, loss, and mental health disorders.

PRIMARY SERVICES:

  • Hazelden’s, “A New Direction”, AND
  • Victim Awareness Course (VAC)
  • Thinking for a Change
  • PTND
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy, (DBT)
  • Courage to Change
  • Forward Thinking
  • Choice Theory
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Casey Life Skills