The Youth Center is a temporary holding facility (detention center) for alleged and adjudicated delinquent juveniles. It is operated under the authority of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Public Welfare, Title 55, PA Code 3800 – Secure Detention Facility. Youth between the ages of 10 years and 18 years, alleged to have committed a crime and under the authority of the Bucks County Juvenile Court, are remanded to the secure care of the center. They remain under the care, custody and control of the Youth Center until a disposition has been finalized by the Juvenile Court.
7 days per week,
24 hours per day
8:00 am through 4:00 pm
Monday through Friday
|Ted Rice, MS, Director
||Jason Moore, MS, Supervisor, RSU
|Jacqueline Froehlich, Deputy Director, Operations
|| Brian Boger, MS, Supervisor, RSU
|John F. Corr, MS, Deputy Director, Program
||Jason Tumelty, MS, Supervisor, SSU
|David Jones, Supervisor
||Tracey Blundi, MS, Case Manager, SSU
|Jack Hengy, Supervisor
||Thomas Richards, MS, Case Manager, SSU
|Aldain Lobban, MS, Supervisor
||Kenneth Smith, MS, Case Manager, SSU
|Bucks County Youth Center
1750 Easton Rd
Doylestown, PA 18901
| Phone # 215-340-8300
Fax # 215-340-8354 or 215-340-8355
From the PA Turnpike:
Take the PA turnpike to exit 343 (Willow Grove, formally exit 27). Follow Route 611 north until crossing Almshouse Road (approximately 7 miles). Turn left at the next traffic light. Enter the complex and turn right at the stop sign. Immediately turn left; and follow the long driveway to BCYC
From I 95:
Take 95 North to Route 132 (Street Road). Continue West on Route 132 (Street Road) to Route 611. Turn right onto Route 611 and follow Route 611 north until crossing Almshouse Road (approximately 7 miles). Turn left at the next traffic light. Enter the complex and turn right at the stop sign. Immediately turn left; and follow the long driveway to BCYC
From Route 313:
Take Route 313 east to Route 611 south. Continue south on Route 611 to Edison Furlong Road (there will be a Gas Station on the left). Continue south on Route 611; cross the bridge (approx. 700 feet) and merge to the access lane (far right side). Turn right into the complex and continue to bare right. Follow the long driveway to the BCYC
From Route 202:
Take route 202 south to route 611. Continue south on Route 611 to Edison Furlong Road (there will be a Gas Station on the left). Continue south on Route 611; cross the bridge (approx. 700 feet) and merge to the access lane (far right side). Turn right into the complex and continue to bare right. Follow the long driveway to the BCYC
Public Transportation Via SEPTA
Train service via the R5: http://www.septa.org/service/rr_schedules.html
Bus service via Route 55: http://www.septa.org/service/bus_schedules_split.html
Residents of BCYC are permitted to make collect phone calls to their parents, grandparents and brothers and sisters 21 years of age and older. All calls by residents must be outgoing as they cannot receive incoming calls. Residents will be issued a phone code that will allow him/her to call only those individuals who are on their approved phone list. Families of the resident will need to set up an account with Inmate Telephone, Inc. by calling (814) 949-3303 or by going to their website at https://www.offenderconnect.com/portal
Residents are permitted to receive visits with approved family members (parents/legal guardians, grandparents, brothers/sisters 21 years of age and older). Any other visitors must be approved by the Deputy Director of Program and Bucks County Juvenile Probation. Visiting times and days will be provided to parents when they are contacted by BCYC staff for intake information. All visitors must show photo identification before entering BCYC.
Residents will have an Intake hearing within 72 hours of admission unless they were detained directly from a juvenile court hearing. Hearings are generally held on Tuesdays and Fridays. Residents are transported to their court hearings by the Bucks County Sheriffs Dept. Parents will be notified about the residents Juvenile Court hearing schedule by the Juvenile Probation Dept.
Please contact the residents’ attorney, Public Defender (215)348-6473 and/or Juvenile Probation Dept. (215)348-6514 for additional court info.
What Residents May Have at BCYC:
Residents will be issued items including bedding, a towel, washcloth, hygiene supplies and clothing. Residents may also have three pieces of reading materials in their room (books, magazines, letters). They are also permitted religious reading material in addition to other reading materials. Residents may also have three photographs once they reach Level 1. Once a resident reaches Level 2 they may have a radio in their room supplied by their family. Radio must be in good repair and cannot have batteries.
All other items not mentioned will be considered contraband and will be removed from the resident’s possession. Issued items cannot be altered in any way.
Upon admission, residents will be issued BCYC clothing. When a resident advances to Level 1 they will be permitted to wear their own clothing that has been approved by BCYC staff. Residents are permitted two additional sets of clothing. Clothing must fit properly; pants cannot drop below the waist. Residents are not permitted to have the following: thong style underwear, under wire bras, cropped shirts that show the abdomen, belts, clothing with draw strings, zippers other than a zipper fly, hooded sweatshirts. All clothing should be marked with the resident’s full name using a permanent laundry marker. Clothing cannot be exchanged once it is received except for seasonal change due to weather.
Residents of BCYC are expected to participate in school classes led by the Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22. They will also be involved in Life Skills classes, Physical Education and other recreational programming. Questions and concerns about a resident’s educational needs should be directed to the Bucks County Intermediate Unit at 215-348-2940.
Residents of BCYC may write letters for delivery outside of the facility. Postage is supplied by BCYC. Residents may not write to other juvenile court programs or to former residents of BCYC. Mail cannot be received by residents from former residents or from other juvenile court programs. Mail is not sent or received on weekends or holidays. All mail coming to resident must be received through the US Mail. The address for a resident to receive mail must include the following info:
Bucks County Youth Center
1750 Easton Rd.
Doylestown, PA 18901
Employment at BCYC:
Full time job opportunities are posted on the Human Resources link of the Bucks County Website. Follow instructions posted there to apply. To inquire about part-time openings contact BCYC via our email address BucksBCYCinfo@co.bucks.pa.us or main phone number 215-340-8300.
College & University student internships are available at BCYC. Please direct inquiries to our general email address and include a cover letter and resume.
Other Documents of Interest:
- Consent to Treatment
- Resident Rights/Grievance Policy
If You Have Questions:
Please direct questions or concerns about residents to the On-Duty Supervisor at the main phone #215-340-8300. You may also ask to speak with someone from the Special Services Unit or with the Deputy Director of Program.
Ted Rice, Director
Jacqueline Froehlich, Deputy Director of Operations
John F. Corr, Deputy Director of Programs
1750 Easton Road
Doylestown, PA 18901