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Hillsborough Girls Academy /thomas-mcfadyen hillsborough-girls-academy 9506 E Columbus Drive FL 33619 (813) 630-2900 (813) 630-5074 rebecca.glenn@truecorebehavioral.com 20, Ages 13-21 TrueCore Behavioral Solutions, LLC http://www.truecorebehavioral.com/ High- & Maximum-Risk http://www.djj.state.fl.us/Residential/restrictiveness.html#High 13 Tampa Rebecca Glenn Facility Administrator

The Hillsborough Girls Academy is a 20-bed, high- and maximum-risk program that serves high-risk female juvenile offenders between the ages of 13 and 18, and maximum-risk female juvenile offenders between the ages of 14 and 21.

The program utilizes gender-specific, cognitive-behavioral treatment and evidence-based programs. The program also provides Mental Health Overlay Services (MHOS), individual, family, and group treatment that includes anger management, coping skills, depression management, ego development, self-concept, family issues, impulse control, life and social skills, female issues, substance abuse and addictions, trauma, and domestic violence.

The Hillsborough Girls Academy operates under the company’s "Girls 4 Success" model, which identifies signature strengths such as volunteer and family-focused services along with therapeutic support, health and wellness, academic, and life skills services. The anticipated average length of stay for a high-risk youth is between nine months and a year, while the anticipated average length of stay for a maximum-risk youth is between 18 and 36 months.  The anticipated, average length of stay depends upon the youth's pace of success in completing her individualized treatment plan and goals.

Uniforms and clothing are provided by the program.

The Hillsborough Girls Academy is a Type 3 program offering English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading and a career education elective course.

Education services are provided by the Hillsborough County School District.

  • In Tampa, proceed south on I-75 to Mango exit 52, which is Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
  • Turn right on MLK Blvd. Proceed approximately 1 mile to Falkenburg Road.
  • Turn left onto Falkenburg Road.
  • Proceed to the third traffic light, which is Columbus Drive.
  • Turn right and follow Columbus for about ¼ mile.
  • The program is located on the right and is next door to Tampa Residential Facility.
  • The Hillsborough Girls Academy is across the street from Columbus Juvenile Residential Facility.