Adelphoi’s Williams House was named the 2019 “Residential Program of the Year” by the PA Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission (JCJC). The program was honored at the annual James E. Anderson Pennsylvania Conference on Juvenile Justice, which took place in Harrisburg this November.

The JCJC Residential Program of the Year Award is presented to a superior public or private sector program serving alleged and/or adjudicated delinquent youth in a residential setting, which includes foster homes, group homes, residential treatment programs, general child care facilities, shelter care facilities, detention centers, independent living programs, and other programs providing out-of-home, overnight care to children.

Since 2005, the JCJC has recognized Adelphoi and its programs seven times. This year’s distinction was awarded to Adelphoi based on its use of evidenced-based practices, demonstration of adherence to the principles of Balanced and Restorative Justice (BARJ) and advancement of Pennsylvania’s Juvenile Justice System Enhancement Strategy. Williams House was nominated in some part because Adelphoi’s residential programs provide individual attention by trained professionals in a caring and respectful home-like environment.

“I could not be more appreciative and proud of my staff team for this accomplishment,” Williams House Director Trey Carruthers said. “It took a lot of hard work and dedication for our unit to get to this point.”

For more information on this program and the many other valuable services Adelphoi provides throughout the community, visit www.adelphoi.org or contact Karyn Pratt at 724-804-7106 or via email at karyn.pratt@adelphoi.org.

Adelphoi is a principal provider of services to at-risk youth and families, and the leading provider of delinquency services to youth in Pennsylvania. Headquartered in Latrobe, Adelphoi has programs in over 30 counties throughout the state, including group homes, foster and adoptive services, education, and in-home and mental health programs. Today, Adelphoi provides this extensive network of community-based programs and services to over 950 youth and families on a daily basis. Since its founding in 1971, Adelphoi has served over 45,000 youth and families enabling them to lead independent, productive lives.

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