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Bartow Youth Academy
/daryl-wolfgang bartow-youth-academy 2415 Bob Phillips Road FL 33830 (863) 537-8986 (863) 537-8993 adam.bazini@truecorebehavioral.com 28, Ages 14-18 TrueCore Behavioral Solutions, LLC http://www.truecorebehavioral.com/ Nonsecure /facilities/restrictiveness-levels#nonsecure 10 Bartow Adam Bazini Facility Administrator

The Bartow Youth Academy serves 28 males between the ages of 14 and 18, in a non-secure residential program.  The program specializes in youth who are assessed as Borderline Developmentally Disabled (BDD) with a full scale IQ of 70 to 79, whose level of cognitive functional limitations make them unsuitable for a general offender program.  

The Bartow Youth Academy is committed to the balanced approach of restorative justice that emphasizes evidenced-based and promising treatment and practices.  Services include mental health and substance abuse treatment including individual, family, and group counseling.  The youth in the program receive daily (seven days a week) developmental and psychosocial treatment and interventions. Youth also receive medical and psychiatric services, behavior management, on-site education, vocational education, and specialized life-skills training. 

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

Bartow Youth Academy is a Type 1 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 Polk County School District.

In Bartow, follow Hwy 60 to Hwy 17 South. Turn right (south) on Hwy 17, and proceed for approximately 1 1/2 miles (through the 4th light) to Clower Street. Turn left on to Clower Street and proceed approximately 1 mile to Clower Road. Turn left on Clower Road. Proceed to intersection of Bob Phillips Road. Program is on the left. Polk