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Jacksonville Youth Academy
/billy-starke jacksonville-youth-academy 4501 Lannie Road FL 32218 (904) 374-1733 (904) 524-8703 Charles.Stephens@truecorebehavioral.com 24, Ages 14-18 TrueCore Behavioral Solutions, LLC http://www.truecorebehavioral.com/ Nonsecure /facilities/restrictiveness-levels#nonsecure 4 Jacksonville Charles Stephens Facility Administrator

Jacksonville Youth Academy (JYA) is a structured, nonsecure treatment program for boys, ages 14 to 18, committed to a residential setting. Youth receive individual and group mental health and behavioral health treatment services.  JYA is a Substance Abuse Overlay Services (SAOS) program.

Select youth participate in "Thinking for Change" (T4C), an evidence-based curriculum that addresses cognitive and emotional needs. The program also provides the "LifeSkills Training" curriculum, which addresses violence prevention, "Impact of Crime," and restorative justice. These curricula help youth understand the impact criminal activities have on individuals, families and communities. All youth admitted should have approved judicial consent permitting off-site activities allowing participation in job searches and community restoration.

Youth also participate in gender-specific groups with an emphasis on pro-social character building.

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

Jacksonville Youth Academy offers an education program that includes all course requirements for a standard high school diploma.  Academic and career education instruction are provided through the Duval County School District . Jacksonville Youth Academy is a Type 2 program and planned career education opportunities include Microsoft Certification.

The Provider is committed to providing employability skills to youth to prepare them to enter into today’s workforce.   Youth will have the opportunity to participate in career and technical education programs, which includes Business Education, Florida Ready to Work, Career Planning through Choices, SafeServe® Certification, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Certification, and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid Certification.

Education and vocational services are provided through the Duval County School District. 

  • Take Interstate 95 North from Interstate 10 or from Downtown Jacksonville.
  • Take Exit #32/SR-115 N/Lem Turner Road onto Lem Turner Road.
  • Head approximately 5 miles to the Jacksonville National Cemetery.  If you reach the cemetery, you have gone too far.
  • Turn right onto Lannie Road and drive approximately 3.5 miles.
  • The facility will be on the left.