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Escambia Boys Base
/lori-jernigan escambia-boys-base 640 Roberts Avenue Building 3780 FL 32511 (850) 453-7490 (850) 453-7494 ebb-ed@amikids.org 28, Ages 14-18 AMIKids, Inc. http://www.amikids.org/ Nonsecure /facilities/restrictiveness-levels#nonsecure 1 Pensacola Reggie Robinson Executive Director

The Escambia Boys Base serves 28 males, between the ages of 14 and 18, in a non-secure residential commitment program that provides Mental Health Overlay Services (MHOS). Located on an active military installation, the program incorporates active military personnel from all branches of the Armed Service who provide one-on-one mentoring as well as group involvement and day-to-day contact.

Youth who are at least 17 years of age and who meet academic requirements are provided the opportunity to attend the Naval Technical Training School located at Pensacola Naval Air Station. As part of the treatment curriculum, the boys are taught social skills and the evidence-based Consequences of Crime curriculum. Each boy is required to complete a 13-week Challenge Course and demonstrate practical skills in effective teamwork and problem solving.

The program incorporates Restorative Justice and the boys are involved extensively in community service with non-profit organizations in the Pensacola community, helping to support their causes and build their reputations. The staff members and youths give back to the community through such efforts as building homes for Habitat for Humanity and washing cars for the Feed the Children Organization.

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

The Escambia Boys Base is a Type 3 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 Escambia County School District. Vocational opportunities include: Florida Ready to Work.

  • From Tallahassee, travel I-10 west to Pensacola. Exit onto I-110 (south).
  • Follow I-110 approximately 3 miles to Fairfield Drive (exit 4).
  • Follow Fairfield Drive (FL 295) west for approximately 4 miles.
  • At the “Y,” veer left (south) onto Warrington Road (FL 295) and follow the signs that say “Pensacola NAS.”
  • Continue on Warrington Road and take the first right onto “Chiefs Way” (just past Pete Moore Chevrolet).
  • Proceed to Base Check Point and STOP. 

Escambia Boy’s Base is located on a United States Naval Base, which requires the following documents for entry:

  • Valid Driver's License;
  • Car registration; and
  • Proof of insurance.

All vehicles and persons may be searched. When leaving the check point, continue going straight.

Drive past the Cryptology Center and turn right at the next intersection.