The Youth Detention Center (YDC) is an institution dedicated to offering housing and services for pretrial youths facing adult charges. In collaboration with the broader master plan for Maryland’s Correctional Complex in Baltimore City, we actively participated in the planning and design of this state-of-the-art facility, prioritizing the rehabilitation and reintegration of youth in Baltimore.
Previously, the facility housing pretrial youths was situated near areas occupied by adults, lacking adequate separation between them. However, the YDC has been redesigned to make sure there is mandatory sight and sound separation from adult populations, enhancing the safety and well-being of the young residents.
The facility also houses the Eager Street Academy, a school administered by Baltimore City Public Schools. With a capacity to accommodate 230 high school juveniles, this academy empowers students to attain their diplomas from their respective home high schools. The Eager Street Academy is fully compliant with secondary level PSCP-IAC K-12 Facility Guides, assuring a conducive learning environment.