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Broward Youth Treatment Center
/michell-mccarthy broward-youth-treatment-center 8301 South Palm Drive, Building 2 FL 33025 (954) 962-1088 (954) 962-2482 latoya.singletary@youthopportunity.com 40, Ages 13-18 Youth Opportunity Investments, LLC http://www.youthopportunity.com Nonsecure /facilities/restrictiveness-levels#nonsecure 17 Pembroke Pines Latoya Jackson-Singletary Program Director

The Broward Youth Treatment Center (BYTC) provides substance abuse treatment services to males, ages 13 to 18, in a non-secure residential commitment program while providing gender-specific programming for boys with program components and services that comprehensively address the special needs of adolescent boys. The gender-specific services include the following:

  • Talks My Father Never Had With Me:  A gender-specific program that addresses the forces that today's youth are up against and offers students the skills and values that are often missing in their lives. The student book, used in conjunction with the mentor's guide, facilitates the sharing of critical issues between generations. Each lesson serves as an appetizer to stimulate thought and discussion.
  • Parenting Wisely:  A gender-specific program that addresses basic parenting skills and the stages of child development, as well as other aspects for a new parent, teen parent and caregiver.

BYTC provides behavioral health services, psycho-educational groups, anger management, victim awareness, social skills, moral development, and gang intervention. The program also provides individualized mental health and substance abuse services in a trauma-focused, restraint-free environment for the youth. 

The anticipated average length of stay is between six and nine months, depending on the youth's pace of success in completing his individualized treatment plan and goals.

Broward Youth Treatment Center  is a Type 2 program.  Broward County Schools provides the educational and vocational services of this program.  Broward Youth Treatment Center (BYTC) provides three vocational training programs that offer industry-recognized certifications as follows:

  • Barber Program:  The youth will learn effective communication skills, visual poise, and proper grooming, delivering worthy service for value in an employer-employee relationship, skills in the areas of hair styling, hair shaping, hair coloring, texture services, scalp and hair conditioning, shaves, mustache and beard trims, hair pieces and the analytical skills to determine the best possible style for each customer. 
  • Culinary Arts:  In conjunction with a national food service provider, youth in the program will take part in a culinary training program with the goal to learn all aspects of food service operations that include safe food practices, prevention of food-borne illnesses, personal health and work habits, dishwashing and sanitation, temperature control, pest control, good housekeeping, safety practices and overall food service responsibilities. Additionally, youth will learn how to order food and supplies, inventory management, vendor relations, customer relations, health codes and compliance, scheduling, simple accounting and bookwork. The culinary program will provide youth with the opportunity to obtain a food handler’s certificate or permit upon completion of the program. 
  • Computing for College and Careers:  This program provides the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in today’s highly competitive job market. This course is designed to provide a basic overview of current business and information systems trends required for today's business environments. The course emphasizes touch keyboarding and fundamental computer applications, which may be used as communication tools for enhancing personal and work place proficiency.
  • From South I-95, exit on Hollywood Blvd, which turns into Pines Blvd, going west until you get to the light at University Drive and Pines Blvd. 
  • Turn left onto University Drive, heading south. 
  • At the first light, Perry Airport, turn right. 
  • Go past the security booth, turn left then right. 
  • Go to the first stop sign and turn left onto Hibiscus Drive. 
  • Follow that road until you see Broward Youth Treatment Center (BYTC) on your left.  
  • BYTC is in Building 2.
  • Coming from North I-95, you will exit onto Hollywood Blvd., and follow the same directions.