Capital District Youth Center, Inc

CDYCI History | 2000-2017 CDYCI Daily Usage

Capital District Youth Center, Inc (CDYCI)

Capital District Youth CenterCDYCI is the administrator for the Capital District Juvenile Secure Detention Facility, the first multi-county detention center for youth in the nation. Administered by the Capital District Youth Center, Inc. and operated by the Berkshire Farm Center for Youth, the detention facility has provided very significant savings for the member counties since it opened in 1997.

The Capital District Youth Center, Inc. was created jointly by the four counties as a not-for-profit public corporation to perform a municipal service pursuant to Internal Revenue Service Ruling 63-20, with the authority to issue tax exempt bonds.  The project is structured to guarantee priority of bed space by the four participating counties. CDRPC’s Executive Director serves as the chief administrator of the facility.

CDYCI Board of Directors 2023-2024

Albany County
William Connors * Secretary
Kristin Swinton

Rensselaer County
Laura Bauer+ Treasurer
Michael Stammel

Saratoga County
Craig Warner+ President
Susan Costanzo

Schenectady County
Samantha H. Miller-Herrera, Vice President
Gary Hughes

Chief Administrator
Mark Castiglione, AICP

CDYCI Bylaws

CDYCI Board Minutes

Audit and Finance Committee – All Officers with the exception of the Treasurer are members of the Audit and Finance Committee.

Governance Committee Members

Since 1970, the State Division of Criminal Justice Services has used CDRPC as the Region’s coordinator for federally funded human resource and criminal justice services.