Delaware County PA Juvenile Detention Center

State Juvenile

Last Updated: April 12, 2023
370 N Middletown Rd, Lima, PA 19037

Delaware Co Juvenile Detention is for State Juvenile offenders have not been sentenced yet and are detained here until their case is heard.

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The Delaware County PA Juvenile Detention Center is within the jurisdiction of the Pennsylvania Department of Juvenile Justice located at 370 N Middletown Rd, Lima, PA.

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 Pennsylvania 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 state detention is approximately 60 days.

The Detention Center provides secure custody, guaranteeing the court that youths will be available for court appearances when they have failed in the past and/or there is a lack of parental supervision or responsibility for the youth’s appearance. It further ensures that youths will be available for psychological, psychiatric and/or educational diagnostic testing.

Presently there are 66 beds for Delaware County admissions. From 2013 to 2018 the number of residents admitted to juvenile detention and their days of care have been steadily declining. In 2013 a total of 1,096 children were admitted to detention with 15,794 days of care. In 2018 a total of 504 children were admitted with the total days of care being 8395. The 2018 numbers show a reduction of 55% in the number of children from 2013.

The Center also provides many programs for the youths while detained. Thresholds provides an educational decision-making course taught by volunteer teachers with the goal of helping to reduce the risk of recidivism. The Chester Community Hospital Residency Program meets with all new admissions on a weekly basis and offers a comprehensive health education component. Resident doctors give presentations on a variety of topics including Alcohol/Danger of Drugs, Gun Violence, Hygiene and Nutrition. The DCIU (Delaware County Intermediate Program) provides a full-time instructor who teaches a lesson plan based on social skills and decision making.

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Juvenile facilities overseen by the State of Pennsylvania do not publish the names of the offenders housed in their facility.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

Visitation Information

Visitation at this state juvenile facility is restricted to immediate family members only, including mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers. The visitation guidelines are stringent, and it is advisable to contact the facility staff to ascertain specific limitations. For information on visitation schedules, visiting room regulations, and other relevant details about your visit, please contact 610-891-8660. The facility staff will provide comprehensive guidance to ensure a smooth and compliant visitation experience.

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