Capital District Youth Center, Inc
Capital District Youth Center, Inc (CDYCI)
CDYCI 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
William Connors * Secretary
Laura Bauer+ Treasurer
Craig Warner+ President
Samantha H. Miller-Herrera, Vice President
Mark Castiglione, AICP
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.