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Miami Youth Academy
/james-hall miami-youth-academy1 10855 SW 84th Street FL 33173 (786) 518-3263 (305) 640-5188 william.hanford@truecorebehavioral.com 28, Ages 14-18 TrueCore Behavioral Solutions, LLC http://www.truecorebehavioral.com/ Nonsecure /facilities/restrictiveness-levels#nonsecure 11 Miami William Hanford Facility Administrator

The Miami Youth Academy serves males between the ages of 14 and 18, in a non-secure residential commitment program.  Males served are those who have been assessed as needing Substance Abuse Treatment Overlay Services (SAOS) in a residential environment.

The program is highly structured, utilizing evidence-based practices to provide secure care, treatment and supervision. Youths receive daily psychotherapeutic services, including individual, family and group counseling, cognitive skills training, and relapse prevention training by qualified mental health and substance abuse professionals under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.

Clothing and uniforms are provided by the program. The anticipated average length of stay depends on the youth's pace of success in completing the individualized treatment plan and goals.

The Miami Youth Academy offers an education program that includes all course requirements for a standard high school diploma.  The Miami-Dade County Public Schools provides the program's academic and career education instruction.

The Miami Youth Academy is a Type 2 program, offering career explorations, SafeStaff® Employee Foodhandler Training program approved by the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation and sponsored by the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association.  Additionally, the Miami Youth Academy provides the Florida Ready to Work Credential.

Take the Florida Turnpike South, via Homestead to SR-94 S/88th St/Kendall Drive exit (0.6) keep right at the fork in the ramp, turn right onto Kendal Drive/FL-94 W (0.9), turn right onto SW 107th Ave. (0.2) at the corner you will see Bell South Bldg./Union Planters Bank. Make Left on SW 84th St. (0.1). Miami-Dade