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Polk Halfway House
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/thomas-mcfadyen polk-halfway-house 2145 Bob Phillips Road FL 33830 (863) 519-5581 (863) 519-6603 marvin.bliss@us.g4s.com 24, Ages 10-14 G4S Youth Services, LLC http://www.g4s.us/en-US/Products%20and%20Services/Youth%20Services/ Nonsecure /facilities/restrictiveness-levels#nonsecure 10 Bartow Marvin Bliss Facility Administrator

The Polk Halfway House serves a 24 males, ages 10 to 14, in a non-secure residential commitment program.  The program focuses on assessing and identifying youth with mental health and substance abuse issues. Specialized mental health services are provided to youth with moderate-to-serious mental or emotional disturbances whose level of impairment and maladaptive behavior make them unsuitable for a non-specialized program but are not at the level of intensive mental health services.

Polk Halfway House is committed to the balanced approach of restorative justice that emphasizes accountability, competency development, and public safety. The youth receive clinical and case management services, individual, family and group therapeutic interventions, treatment team development, behavior management, human growth and development, life skills, physical skills, and specialized community re-entry preparedness.

The anticipated average length of stay is between six and nine months, depending on the youth's pace of success in completing his individualized treatment plan and goals.  Clothing and uniforms are provided by the program.

The Polk Halfway House is a Type 1 program offering English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading and one elective course.

Education services are provided by the Polk County School District.

In Bartow, travel Hwy 60 to Hwy 17 South. Turn south on Hwy 17, continue approximately 1 1/2 miles to the 3rd light, (intersection of Georgia St. ) Turn left on Georgia, cross RR tracks and continue until coming to Bob Phillips Rd. (look for large 4 story bldg.) Turn right on Bob Phillips. Program is located straight ahead at the first curve. Polk