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Okeechobee Youth Treatment Center
/james-hall okeechobee-youth-treatment-center 7200 Highway 441 North FL 34972 (863) 763-2174 (863) 763-9123 justino.rodriguez@truecorebehavioral.com 80, Ages 13-18 TrueCore Behavioral Solutions, LLC http://www.truecorebehavioral.com/ Nonsecure /facilities/restrictiveness-levels#nonsecure 19 Okeechobee Justino Rodriguez Facility Administrator

Okeechobee Youth Treatment Center (OYTC) is a nonsecure treatment program for males, ages 13 to 18, who are in need of substance abuse treatment services.  OYTC is co-located on the campus of the Okeechobee Youth Development Center (OYDC) and the Okeechobee Youth Correctional Center (OYCC).  

Each of the treatment programs offers psychotherapeutic services that include individual, family or group counseling, cognitive skills training, and relapse prevention training.  Therapy is provided by qualified mental health and substance abuse professionals under the supervision of a licensed mental health professional.  Psychiatric services--including psychiatric evaluation, psychopharmacological services, treatment recommendations and consultation--are provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by a licensed psychiatrist.

The program offers mental health overlay services, substance abuse prevention and counseling, case management, life and social skills training, behavior modification, release and transition planning, and recreation and leisure activities.

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

Clothing and shoes for the young men are provided by the program.

OYTC is a Type 3 program offering English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Reading. Career and technical opportunities include are offered.

Education services are provided by the Washington County School District.

  • Take Interstate 95 to the exit for State Road 68, which is Orange Avenue West as it heads toward Okeechobee. 
  • State Road 68 ends at US Highway 441.
  • Turn left and travel approximately 9 miles.
  • Turn left at the sign for the Okeechobee Youth Development Center.