Our facilities include the following:
Arkansas Juvenile Assessment and Treatment Center (AJATC) is a secure 120 bed assessment, detention, and residential treatment program for male and female juvenile offenders committed to the Arkansas Division of Youth Services (DYS).
AJATC provides orientation, intake, assessment, and treatment services including individual, group, and family counseling provided by qualified mental health and substance abuse professionals working under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. Residents at AJATC are provided with a variety of services that assist them to become productive and responsible citizens.
Avon Park Youth Academy is a moderate risk residential and vocational program that includes 165 beds for male offenders between the ages of 16 and 19. The Academy is a specialized vocational education program that is the first of its kind in the Florida Juvenile Justice system.
The Academy focuses on preparing youth for livable-wage work through an intensive education-to-work continuum that teaches employability and life skills, develops academic and vocational competencies, and provides real life work experiences.
Avon Park Youth Academy School, which is part of the Polk County Public School District, is located on the grounds of the Avon Park Youth Academy and operated by G4S Youth Services. The school is an alternative and vocational program for moderate risk male offenders.
Educational objectives for each youth are to attain a vocational certificate, and a high school diploma or equivalent. Academic services ensure that youth earn academic credits and have a solid knowledge base appropriate for realistic career options. Over 90 percent of our residents enter the workforce with vocational certificates after leaving the Academy.
Columbus Juvenile Residential Facility is a secure 50 bed residential program that provides sexual offender treatment and serves moderate risk male youth up to the age of 18. The program utilizes evidence-based programs such as Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Thinking for a Change (T4C) to help restore justice and reduce recidivism.
Cypress Creek Juvenile Offender Correctional Center is a high and maximum risk residential program that provides specialized treatment services for 96-male youth, where 20 receive Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) services, and 76 youth receive Mental Health Overlay Services (MHOS).
The program utilizes a cognitive-behavioral treatment model that works to positively modify the youth's antisocial thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The Center is one of three residential commitment programs in Florida for male juvenile offenders that have been classified maximum risk.
Dade Juvenile Residential Facility serves 56 moderate risk male youth offenders that have been assessed as needing dual diagnosis treatment services or intensive mental health treatment services in a residential environment.
The program is highly structured to provide secure care, treatment, and supervision. Evidence-based practices are utilized to provide integrated treatment for youth within a framework based on Restorative Justice philosophies, principles, and practices.
Davidson County Juvenile Detention Center is a secure juvenile detention center that provides services to male and female youth detained by the Davidson County Juvenile Court for approximately three to five days based on the nature of charges brought against the offender.
Services include care and custody, case management, counseling, behavior management, nutrition, religious, medical, and mental health services. The Center is the first and only Juvenile Detention Center in the state of Tennessee that is accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA).
Gulf and Lake Academy is a secure 75 bed residential and intensive mental health program for 29 male and 46 female juvenile offenders committed by the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). The goal of the program is to provide an environment that offers vast opportunities for personal growth and fosters feelings of safety and well-being.
Hastings Youth Academy is a moderate risk residential program for 165 youth committed to the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice who require intensive intervention. The overall program goal is to assist youth through the development of an individualized treatment plan that addresses criminogenic needs, reduces risk factors, and increases protective factors.
Among the unique opportunities available to the youth are the ability to participate in community-based activities and projects and the Academy's Step Team.
Hillsborough Intensive Residential Treatment Facility (IRT) is a secure residential high risk program that includes 25 beds for male juvenile offenders up to the age of 14. Hillsborough IRT's program goals and services are rooted in the balanced approach of Restorative Justice that emphasizes accountability, competency development, and public safety.
Martin Girls Academy is a secure 30 bed residential high risk program for female juvenile offenders. The program provides mental health and supervision services that include care and custody supervision, Restorative Justice, mental health and substance abuse, health, educational, case management, and environmental.
The program addresses youth trauma utilizing an evidence-based model known as TARGET. The goal of the program is to provide a nurturing culture that validates the unique quality of each female.
Okeechobee Juvenile Offender Correctional Center (OJOCC) provides specialized juvenile sex offender treatment services to 64 high risk youth and delinquency intervention and mental health treatment services to 32 maximum risk youth.
The goal of OJOCC is to reduce the youth's risk factors while increasing their protective factors, with the ultimate goal of improving the youth's quality of life, ensuring success in the community, and increasing public safety. The specialized treatment program for juvenile sex offenders incorporates the practice standards and ethical guidelines of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA).
Okeechobee Youth Development Center (OYCD) and Okeechobee Intensive Halfway House (OIHH) is a high and moderate risk residential program that provides specialized treatment services for 143 male youth, who receive Mental Health Overlay Services (MHOS) and 30 male youth, who receive Behavioral Health Overlay Services (BHOS).
The program is highly structured and provides secure care, cognitive-behavioral treatment, supervision, and evidence-based services.
Orange Youth Academy is a high risk residential program that provides specialized Mental Health Overlay Services (MHOS) for 48 male youth who have been committed to the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). The Academy utilizes the therapeutic community model and incorporates the principles of Restorative Justice into its programming.
The goal of the program is to provide an environment that offers vast opportunities for personal growth and fosters feelings of safety and well-being. The residents participate in a full array of activities and projects to increase their sense of personal accountability and social responsibility. Members of the local community are involved with the residents through mentoring and volunteering.
Palmetto Youth Academy is a high risk residential program that provides quality substance abuse treatment services for 48 youth who have a primary diagnosis of substance abuse and/or co-occurring mental health disorder.
The Academy uses evidence-based programs to enhance the youth's protective factors while building skills to address criminogenic needs and decrease risk factors. Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques and choice language are used to facilitate evidence-based practices and stimulate positive, self-motivated change in each youth through individual, group, and family counseling services.
Polk Halfway House is a 24 bed residential moderate risk program for male juvenile offenders between the ages of 10 and 14. The program focuses on assessing and identifying youth with mental health and substance abuse issues.
The philosophy of treatment encompasses program goals based upon the youth's ability to demonstrate an understanding and identify alternatives to delinquent patterns of thinking, understand the impact of crime on victims and the community, and identify a plan for success.
Riverside Academy is a moderate risk residential program that includes 165 beds for male offenders between the ages of 14 and 18 providing Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT).
The Academy focuses on a balanced approach of Restorative Justice principles and practices that emphasize accountability, competency development, and public safety. Services and training provided throughout treatment include behavior management, social skills, and victim awareness.