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Tampa Residential Facility
/daryl-wolfgang tampa-residential-facility 9508 East Columbus Drive FL 33619-7715 (813) 740-3630 (813) 740-3650 adam.bazini@truecorebehavioral.com 60, Ages 14-18 TrueCore Behavioral Solutions, LLC http://www.truecorebehavioral.com/ High-Risk http://www.djj.state.fl.us/Residential/restrictiveness.html#High 13 Tampa Adam Bazini Facility Administrator

The Tampa Residential Facility (TRF) is a 60-bed residential program for high-risk boys, ages 14 to 18, who are in need of comprehensive mental health services. Of the 60 beds, 24 beds may be used for substance abuse treatment services.  Comprehensive mental health treatment services can be identified as the primary clinical treatment component used within the program and is the most intensive level of mental health treatment within the DJJ continuum of specialized treatment programs. Clinical treatment services include a continuum of interventions consisting of comprehensive and intensive mental health services for youth with major mental health disorders, substance abuse treatment, and specialized co-occurring services for youth with multiple disorders. 

TRF is operated in conjunction with Les Peters Academy which serves as a step down facility that is equipped to continue the youth's comprehensive mental health treatment services. 

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

The Hillsborough County Public School System provides general academic instruction for the youth at Tampa Residential Facility.  Vocational programming is also offered and includes pre-vocational services that identify the youths’ interests, aptitudes and skills as well as  an agricultural course and a business and technology course which allows the youth to earn Microsoft certifications.  The program also offers GED® preparation.
  • In Tampa, go South on I-75 to Mango.
  • Take Exit 52, which is Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Blvd.
  • Turn right on MLK Blvd.
  • Proceed approximately 1 mile to Falkenburg Road.
  • Turn left on Falkenburg Road.
  • Go to the 3rd traffic light--Columbus Drive.
  • Turn right and follow Columbus Drive for about ¼ mile. 
  • The Tampa Residential Facility is located across the street from the Columbus Juvenile Residential Facility and is next door to Hillsborough Girls Academy.