Resources For Parents

Are you concerned that your child’s behavior may lead to criminal activity? Is your child already exhibiting reckless behavior and you’re not sure where to turn for help? The information on this page provides a basic overview of crime prevention, intervention and treatment programs in Lancaster County that may be available to you and your child.

Please click on the programs listed below to learn more. For additional information, we encourage you to contact the providers directly using the contact information provided

You may find other helpful information in the Key Definitions & Additional Links tab on the left.

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Catholic Charities Intensive day treatment program for at-risk youth

Hugh Smith & Associates

Psychological evaluations and counseling services

Lancaster Freedom Center

Outpatient drug and alcohol services

Community Services Group Multi-faceted counseling programs

Information and support for countywide drug and alcohol services

PA Counseling
Multi-faceted counseling programs

Lancaster County Youth Intervention Center

"Operation Deterrance" offers a message to parents and youth regarding loss of freedom as a result of poor decision making

Mental Health America of Lancaster County

Multi-faceted counseling programs

Coby's Family Services

Multi-faceted family programs

Youth Advocate Program

Truancy outreach services

Compass Mark

Drug and Alcohol prevention, information and referral services


Programs focused on healthy relationships and empowerment


Mediation and conflict resolution services

Multi-faceted programs and offerings focused on empowerment and self-development

Lancaster County Academy

Alternative education program

Muti-faceted family programs

Community Action Program

Multi-faceted family programs

Ambassadors for Hope

Advocate for children of incarcerated parents