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Thompson Academy
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/sophia-ifill thompson_academy 1150 Hibiscus Drive FL 33025 (954) 967-6300 (954) 967-6327 latoya.jackson@youthservices.com 154, Ages 13-18 Youth Services International, Inc. http://www.ysii.com/ Moderate-Risk /facilities/restrictiveness-levels#Moderate 17 Pembroke Pines Latoya Jackson-Singletary Facility Administrator
Thompson Academy is a Moderate Risk residential program for youth who are committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice after being assessed and classified as a moderate-risk to public safety. Thompson Academy has a maximum capacity of 154 male youth. The YSI program utilizes a Community Therapeutic Model to serve the youth ranging in age from 13 to 18 years. The YSI program model incorporates the Restorative Justice Philosophies, principles and practices. Of the total 154 beds, all beds are designated for Behavioral Health Overlay Services (BHOS) by the Department with 68 beds designated specifically for Substance Abuse Treatment. The program has a fulltime medical department. The mission at Thompson Academy is to protect the public by preparing troubled youth for the future, to reduce juvenile crimes and delinquency in Florida, and to prevent the creation of new victims.  The length of stay is 6-9 months.

Thompson Academy (school number 66012) 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 Broward County School District.

This program serves as a GED test site.

Take the Florida Turnpike to Hollywood/Pines Blvd. exit no. 49, take 820 West/Pines Blvd to
University Drive. On University, travel southbound (left) to the first traffic light (just past the
School Board Bus Depot) and make a right turn into South Florida State Hospital ground, the
facility is located at the intersection Florida Drive and between Poinciana and Hibiscus.