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/lori-jernigan joann-bridges-academy 950 SW Greenville Hills Road FL 32331 (850) 948-2230 (850) 948-4227 tuwollar.mobley@rop.com 28, Ages 12-18 Rite of Passage, Inc. http://www.riteofpassage.com/ Nonsecure /facilities/restrictiveness-levels#nonsecure 3 Greenville Tuwollar Mobley Facility Administrator

The JoAnn Bridges Academy serves females, ages 12 to 18, in a non-secure residential commitment program.  The JoAnn Bridges Academy emphasizes a strong behavioral approach, which is augmented by a level system that stresses responsible decision-making, appropriate social skills, and proper interaction with authority. The facility utilizes the "Arise" life and social skill curriculum to enhance basic life and social skill development. It also emphasizes academics, employment abilities, and conflict resolution.

Program residents participate in group activities that address management of ones emotions, problem solving, substance abuse, victim awareness, and parenting. Treatment includes mental health overlay services.  Clothing is provided to the youth.

The anticipated average length of stay depends on the youth's pace of success in completing the individualized treatment plan and goals.

The JoAnn Bridges Academy is a Type 2 program offering English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and one elective course. The elective course is typically used to provide additional reading assistance to needy students or vocational training.

Education and vocational services are provided through the Madison County School District. 

From Tallahassee, travel I-10 East to Greenville, exit #241 (Hwy 221). Turn North on Hwy 221, for approximately 1 mile. Turn right onto Greenville Hills Road—the first paved road (by the Aucilla Area Solid Waste sign). Proceed ½ mile past the Greenville Hills Academy program and the JoAnn Bridges Academy will be on the right. Please note the intercom box to the left in the driveway, outside of the gate.   Push the buzzer button to contact the duty officer inside the facility. Madison