Daniel Elby, in 1975, Co-Founded Alternative Rehabilitation Communities, Inc. (A.R.C.), a private non-profit human service agency that serves juvenile offenders and their families. Mr. Elby served as the President and CEO and his younger brother, Michael Elby assumed the role of Director of Operations. The pair of brothers were able to build the agency’s service model to include: one secure program, eight residential programs, one intake and assessment program, education services, specialized foster care, and a transitional/re-entry program. Additionally, A.R.C., in collaboration with Dauphin County Probation and Bethel AME Church, opened the agency’s first Neighborhood Reporting Center (NRC) for pre-adjudicated youthful offenders in 2009. A.R.C. opened our second Neighborhood Reporting Center in 2011 through collaboration with Dauphin County Juvenile Probation and Greater Zion Baptists Church in Susquehanna Township, Harrisburg, PA.
Through his leadership and vision, A.R.C. was the first private agency in the Commonwealth to offer a total continuum of service to juvenile offenders. Today, A.R.C. is acknowledged as one of the most successful juvenile treatment facilities in the country.
A graduate of Harrisburg City Schools, Daniel P. Elby has a Bachelor’s Degree from Lock Haven University, and a Masters of Art from Michigan State University. He has been recognized by his peers for his work in juvenile justice, including receiving the National Service Award from the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice; the Community Service Award from the Optimist Club of Harrisburg; the Citizen of the Year Award from the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity; the Distinguished Service Award from the Lock Haven University Alumni Association; and the PSEA Human and Civil Rights Award for Community Leadership from the Pennsylvania State Education Association. He has also received awards of recognition from both the Dauphin and York County Juvenile Probation Departments, as well as the York County Bar Association’s Liberty Bell Award.
Although Mr. Elby is now fully retired, he still serves as a trusted advisor to Alternative Rehabilitation Communities, Inc.