Juvenile Unit for Specialized Treatment (JUST)
29841 Liberty Wilderness Road
at Highway 65 South
32, Ages 13-17
Twin Oaks Juvenile Development, Inc.
The Juvenile Unit for Specialized Treatment (JUST) is a residential mental health treatment program for adjudicated males between the ages of 13 and 17. The program is located in the heart of the Apalachicola National Forest that spans 560,000 acres. Youth live, learn, and work in an environment that provides them the opportunity to be creative and develop many basic skills that could not be learned in other environments. The program provides clothing.
The program provides a comprehensive multi-service delivery system of residential treatment and a full continuum of care with emphasis on outdoor work projects, physical exercise and experiential learning. The program provides comprehensive mental health evaluation, treatment, substance abuse, medical monitoring, crisis intervention and health services. Youth must have an appropriate DSM diagnosis, a GAF below 60, and an IQ above 70 for placement.
The anticipated, average length of stay is nine to 12 months, depending on the youth's pace of success in completing his individualized therapeutic treatment plan and goals.
The JUST program 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. Vocational opportunities include: Welding and Building Construction.
Education and vocational services are provided through the Liberty County School District.
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