Youth Treatment Center

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                                                                                    Discovery Art program at YTC


The Lucas County Youth Treatment Center (YTC) is a secure 32-bed residential facility for felony offenders who would otherwise be committed to an Ohio Department of Youth Services (ODYS) institution.

Systems-based treatment planning focuses on:

  • Correcting criminal thinking;
  • Promoting pro-social attitudes, values, and beliefs;
  • Addressing family patterns and relationships;
  • Developing socially appropriate ways to manage emotions and conflicts;
  • Supporting academic and vocational achievement;
  • Encouraging healthier lifestyle through sober and drug-free living;
  • Participating in restorative justice activities.

In 2022, 28 youth were placed at YTC: 26 males / 2 females.


Visitation Schedule

  • Visitation for residents housed on Teal and Yellow Units takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:15 pm to 6:00 pm.
    • Approved visitors must be present by 5:00 pm
  • Visitation for residents housed on Red and Blue Units takes place on Tuesday and Thursdays from 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm.
    • Approved visitors must be present by 6:15 pm
  • All visitors must be on the resident's approved visitors list, and must provide valid identification at the time of visit.

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA):

If you are aware of or suspect alleged sexual misconduct within the Youth Treatment Center, please complete the PREA Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, and Sexual Harassment Reporting Form .

Youth Treatment Center PREA 2022 Annual Report

PREA Information - Parent and Resident Handbook

PREA Información - Spanish PREA folleto de Información

PREA Compliance Policy

Most Recent PREA Auditor's Report: Facility Visit July 20, 2020 - 2020 PREA Audit Report