Abraxas Youth Center (AYC)
South Mountain, Pennsylvania
10058 South Mountain Road - Box 334
South Mountain, Pennsylvania 17261
Fax: (717) 749-3229
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Accredited by the Middle States Association of College and Schools
Accredited by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care
CLIENT PROFILE / ADMISSION CRITERIA
- Delinquent males between the ages of 12-18, with a history of firesetting or sexual offending.
- An IQ of 70 or above (will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis).
- Secure Detention
- Secure Firesetter program
- Secure Sexual Offender program
- 90 day diagnostic evaluations for firesetters
Located on the grounds of the South Mountain Restoration Center in Pennsylvania's Franklin County, AYC is a multi-service residential facility. 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 & 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.