Residential Programs

George Junior Republic in Pennsylvania offers a variety of residential services to best fit the needs of the youth served.

The Diagnostic program provides a 45-90 day comprehensive evaluation within a staff-secure, self-contained environment. A multidisciplinary approach is used to complete psychiatric, psychological, behavioral, substance abuse, and educational assessments. The Diagnostic program is highly structured and utilizes reinforcement schedules to assist youth in readjusting their behaviors.

The General Residential program provides a consistent and nurturing environment where youth can build and reinforce pro-social behaviors. The treatment team provides a homelike environment that teaches appropriate social skills and reinforces alternative positive behaviors. 

The Inpatient Non-Hospitalization Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation program provides education, intervention, and treatment and is dually licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs. Youth reside in a home-like residential setting with Counselor Parents. Therapy is provided twice a week by a master’s level Drug and Alcohol Intervention Specialist. 

The Intensive Supervision program provides a highly structured and staff-secure residential environment for youth who demonstrate severe high-risk behaviors and/or present a threat to abscond. High staff to youth ratios support individualized treatment. The program provides maximum supervision while involving youth in pro-social routines and activities. 

The Special Needs program provides a staff-secure, self-contained, and highly structured environment for youth with moderate to severe mental health treatment needs or persistent recurrent disorders that can be managed through intensive treatment and therapy. Youth learn to develop coping skills to stabilize dysfunctional behaviors. 

The Special Needs – Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) program offers medically necessary psychiatric treatment for youth with moderate to severe mental illness who require structured residential care. Licensed by the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, the program provides a highly structured, staff-secure setting for youth to focus on individual treatment goals within a small peer group.

The Secure Detention program is designed to offer a safe and secure environment for alleged or adjudicated delinquent youth who are court ordered to a secure facility. Secure Detention is self-contained, trauma informed and highly structured. A high staff to youth ratio supports maximum supervision.

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The Balanced and Restorative Justice (BARJ) program is a national initiative that gives priority to repairing the harm done to crime victims and the community by defining offender accountability. 

If you have an upcoming community service project or are in need of volunteers, please contact the BARJ coordinator at 724.458.9330 x3131.

Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018

The organization has contracted with Cornell University to implement the Children and Residential Experiences (CARE) program, a Promising Research evidence-based model by the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC). It motivates children and staff to adhere to routines, structures, and processes while minimizing the potential for interpersonal conflict.

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As an accredited CARF International program, GJR in PA is dedicated to meeting established service standards, ongoing quality improvement, and encouraging feedback from those served, stakeholders, and community members.

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Pennsylvania Placements – the organization is designated as a specialized setting. All GJR in PA residential programs are trauma-informed and provide service to one or more specific populations, including those who are or are at risk of becoming sex trafficking victims.

Out-of-State Placements – GJR in PA meets the qualifications/requirements of a Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP).

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