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Hillsborough Girls Academy /thomas-mcfadyen hillsborough-girls-academy 9506 E Columbus Drive FL 33619 (813) 630-2900 (813) 630-5074 sharrell.colleton@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 Sharell Colleton Facility Administrator
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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 depends on the youth's pace of success in completing the individualized treatment plan and goals, while the anticipated average length of stay for a maximum-risk youth is between 18 and 36 months. 

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.
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