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Hope Forest Academy
/billy-starke hope-forest-academy 46821 Jane Lane FL 32767 (352) 717-3680 (904) 346-5167 amy.ast@rop.com 42, Ages 9-18 Rite of Passage, Inc. http://www.riteofpassage.com/ Nonsecure http://www.djj.state.fl.us/programs-facilities/restrictiveness-levels#nonsecure 5 Paisley Amy L. Ast Facility Administrator
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Hope Forest Academy serves males, between the ages of nine to 18 years of age who are committed to the Department after being assessed and referred as appropriate for nonsecure placement and are in need of Mental Health Overlay Services and/or borderline developmental disability (BDD) and developmental disability (DD) diagnoses.

The length of stay depends on the youth’s progress in the program by completing their performance plan goals, decreasing their criminogenic risk factors and addressing the youth’s individual treatment goals.

Hope Forest Academy offer the following electives: Culinary Arts, Small Engines Projects Online, Manufacturing Fabrication and Welding, Lifeguarding, and equine program.

From the Northwest:

  • Take I-10 to I-75 via EXIT 296A toward Tampa
  • Take the County Hwy-484 exit, EXIT 341, toward Belleview/Dunnellon
  • Keep left to take the ramp toward Belleview
  • Turn left onto SW Highway 484/FL-484/County Hwy-484. Continue to follow FL-484/County Hwy-484
  • Stay straight to go onto SE 132nd Street Rd
  • Turn right onto S US Highway 441/US-27 S/US-441 S/FL-25
  • Turn left onto SE Highway 42/County Hwy-42. Continue to follow County Hwy-42
  • Turn slight left onto County Road 42/County Hwy-42
  • Turn left onto Jane Ln (Portions unpaved)

From the Northeast:

  • Take I-95 south to EXIT 261B
  • Merge onto W International Speedway Blvd
  • Turn left onto N Spring Garden Ave/FL-15A
  • Turn right onto W New York Ave/Scenic Highway 30-A/FL-44
  • Keep right at the fork to continue on W New York Ave/Scenic Highway 30-A/FL-44
  • Turn right onto County Road 42/County Hwy-42
  • Turn left onto Jane Ln (Portions unpaved)

From the South:

  • Take I-95 North
  • Take the FL-44 exit, EXIT 249, toward Deland/New Smyrna
  • Keep left to take the ramp toward Deland
  • Turn left onto State Road 44/FL-44
  • Enter next roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto Scenic Highway 30-A/FL-44
  • Turn right onto County Road 42/County Hwy-42
  • Turn right onto Jane Ln (Portions unpaved)
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