Parent and Youth Empowerment Program

Our Parent and Youth Empowerment Program (PYEP)  was selected as an Best Practice Program by the United States Department of Justice , Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) under the category of Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Reduction.

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Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center
300 N. Gay Street
1st Floor, Intake Department
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Phone: 443-263-2744 or 443-263-8525

Hours of operation:

Monday through Friday
3:00pm – 11:00pm

8:00am – 4:00pm

East Baltimore Community Corporation operates the Parent and Youth Empowerment Program (PYEP), in partnership with the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services and the Family League of Baltimore City. The PYEP is designed to work with parents and guardians whose children are arrested in Baltimore City and deemed to be releasable; however, parents/guardians have either refused or are unavailable to pick up their children from the Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center. PYEP staff works with the needs of the parents to enable reconnection with their children and assumption of parental responsibility. In addition, PYEP connects the parent and child with community-based services based on their needs.

Services include:

The PYEP Program is located in the 1st Floor Intake Department of the Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center at 300 N. Gay Street.


Program Outcome Measures

The data for Fiscal Year 2013 highlights the success of the program.  EBYFSB received 212 referrals from Maryland Department of Justice (DJS) and the Baltimore Police Department (BPD).  Of the 212 youth referred, 147 (69%) were reconnected to their parents/guardian, avoiding unnecessary secure detention at the Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center.  55 (26%) were placed in shelter; and 10 (5%) were placed in detention.  It should be noted that the benchmark for the PYEP was 40%.

For additional information please contact:

Mr. Maceo Hallmon, Program Director
EBCC-East Baltimore Youth and Families Services Bureau
410-276-3570 or 410-276-3571