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Abraxas Youth Center

10058 South Mountain Rd Building 3
South Mountain, PA 17261
Phone: (717) 749-3066
Fax: (717) 749-3229
Capacity: 72
Client: Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
Accreditations: N/A

BACKGROUND: Abraxas Youth Center (AYC) is a secure detention, multi-service residential facility that provides treatment to delinquent males and females, ages 10-18, assisting their transition into problem specific treatment programs. AYC also provides shelter for delinquent and dependent males and females, ages 10-18, and delinquent male firesetters and sexual offenders between the ages of 12-18.


SCOPE OF WORK: The detention and shelter units focus on short-term development activities, which are designed to assist clients in transitioning into a treatment program. The firesetter and sexual offender programs provide offense-cycle treatment and relapse prevention services. Clients participate in both individual and group counseling. The group counseling is dictated by an extensive 52-week curriculum, which includes weekly groups in Aggression Replacement Training, Thinking Errors, drug and alcohol education, and family groups. A licensed, private on-site education program operates year round and offers both a diploma and GED track. Services - Secure detention. - Secure firesetter program. - Secure sexual offender program. - The average length of stay in the firesetters program is 14 months; the average length of stay in the sexual offenders program is 14-18 months.


FACILITY DESCRIPTION: Located on the grounds of the South Mountain Restoration Center in Pennsylvania’s Franklin County, AYC is a multi-service residential facility.

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