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Berks County PA Youth Center

County Juvenile

Last Updated: March 18, 2019
Address
1261 County Welfare Road, Leesport, PA 19533-9197
Beds
48
County
Berks
Phone
610-396-0310
Fax
610-376-3420
Email
dedwards@countyofberks.com, jcirulli@countyofberks.com

Berks County PA Youth Center is for County Juvenile offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County juvenile - low facility.

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Berks County PA Youth Center basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 610-396-0310

The Berks County PA Youth Center is within the jurisdiction of the Berks County Juvenile Justice System located at 1261 County Welfare Road, Leesport, PA.

Detention centers are for youth who are detained under specific circumstances set by Pennsylvania statute. They hold youth that are awaiting court dates or placement in a residential facility.

The facility provides supervision of youth in a safe, secure and humane environment. Services for youth include education, mental health, substance abuse, and health care. Medical and mental health are contracted services. Educational services are funded by the Department of Education through local school districts.

A typical day in secure detention would involve hygiene, meals, school, structured physical and educational activities, and court appearance as scheduled. The average length of stay in secure detention is approximately 10 days.

Please contact the Superintendent if interested in donating time and/or resources to enhance detention program activities.

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Juvenile facilities overseen by Berks County do not publish the names of the offenders housed in their facility. As such, there is no public forum for this information.

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Visitation Information

Visitation for a county or regional juvenile facility is limited to immediate family only. Mother, father, sisters, and brothers are allowed. The visitation rules are very strict, we suggest reaching out to the staff to get their specific limitations.

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