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Okaloosa Youth Academy
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/lori-jernigan okaloosa-youth-academy 4455 Straightline Road FL 32539 (850) 689-1984 (850) 682-5410 Derek.Peoples@uhsinc.com 60, Ages 13-19 Gulf Coast Treatment Center http://www.gulfcoastyouthservices.com/ Nonsecure /facilities/restrictiveness-levels#nonsecure 1 Crestview Derek Peoples Facility Administrator

Okaloosa Youth Academy is a non-secure program for males, ages 13 to 19, which includes supervised community contact.  Mental health and behavioral health treatment services are provided for the youth who have a need for outpatient-levels of mental health and substance abuse treatment services.  This program is a Mental Health Overlay Services (MHOS) and a Substance Abuse Overlay Services (SAOS) program.

The Okaloosa Youth Academy is co-located on the same campus as the Crestview Sex Offender Program, which is a non-secure sex-offender treatment program for males, ages 13 to 19.

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

Okaloosa Youth Academy 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.

Educational services are provided by the Okaloosa County School District. Vocational opportunities include: Masonry Project, Habitat for Humanity, Food Handlers and Ready to Work. The program is a certified GED® testing center. 

Youth have the option of earning a GED® or high school diploma.  Education and vocational services are provided through the Okaloosa County School District. This program serves as a GED® test site.

From Tallahassee, travel Interstate 10 West to Crestview. Exit onto HWY 85 (exit 12) south to Fort Walton Beach. Approximately 3.5 miles turn left onto Little Silver Road. Follow Little Silver road past the Correctional facility (3.5 miles). Turn Left (North) onto Straightline Road. You will pass Okaloosa Regional Detention Center on your right and Okaloosa Youth Development Center on your left. The road will dead end at the facility. Okaloosa