Abraxas Youth Center

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Welcome to Abraxas Youth Center

Located on the grounds of the South Mountain Restoration Center in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, the Abraxas Youth Center is a multi-service residential facility. Nationally recognized as a leading provider of secure juvenile firesetter treatment, the program also specializes in secure sexual offender treatment and secure habitual offender treatment. We also offer both secure detention and shelter care services.

The secure environment of our treatment programs emphasizes safety, structure and accountability in a high-respect culture. The program serves delinquent male youth ages 12 to 18 in the secure unit and male and female youth ages 10 to 18 in the detention and shelter units.

Additional Services

  • On-site private, licensed school accredited through the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • ART (Aggression Replacement Training) provided to all youth
  • Substance abuse education and prevention
  • Career and technical education
  • Career oriented enrichment program
  • All residents in the secure programs are required to complete a BARJ Project prior to program completion
  • Restitution and community service opportunities
  • Residential diagnostic evaluations specifically to examine fire setting risk and appropriate treatment interventions
  • Transportation services available

Our Specialties

Additional Services

The Abraxas Youth Center is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is partnering with the Sanctuary Institute for clinical and organizational change.

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  • AbraxasYouth Center

    10058 South Mountain Road

    Building # 3

    South Mountain, Pennsylvania 17261

  • (800) 560-7731

  • (717) 749-3229