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Riverside Academy
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/vernon-pryer riverside_academy 4004 N Riverside Drive FL 33603 (813) 239-3321 (813) 739-1642 brian.rogers@us.g4s.com 70, Ages 14-18 G4S Youth Services, LLC http://www.g4s.us/youth-services Moderate-Risk http://www.djj.state.fl.us/Residential/restrictiveness.html#Moderate
13 Tampa Brian Rogers Facility Administrator
Riverside Academy is a moderate-risk program that includes 165 beds for male offenders between the ages of 14–18. Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) is provided. Riverside Academy is a highly structured, therapeutic community that fosters personal growth, social development, and responsibility, through an array of comprehensive substance abuse and mental health programming. Riverside Academy provides specialized treatment services for youth who exhibit primary substance abuse issues as substantiated by a DSM-IV diagnosis. All youth receive substance abuse clinical services that include individual, group, and family counseling provided by qualified substance abuse therapists under the supervision of a licensed professional. Additional program services include on-site medical services, case management services, family system intervention and treatment services, and care and custody services. Clothing and uniforms are provided by the program. The anticipated length of stay is between six (6) and nine (9) months.

Riverside Academy (school number 295060) is a Type 1 program offering English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading and elective courses. Career and technical opportunities include a Home Builders Institute (HBI) pre-apprenticeship program in the construction trades.

Education services are provided by the Hillsborough County School District.

The program also serves as a GED test site.

In Tampa, travel I-275 to Dale Mabry Avenue. Exit on to Northbound Dale Mabry exit. Travel north on Dale Mabry past Raymond James Stadium, to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Turn right (east on to MLK Blvd. Continue on MLK Blvd past St. Joseph’s Hospital and cross the bridge over the Hillsborough River. Get into left lane immediately and turn left on to North Riverside Drive at the bottom of the bridge. Riverside Academy is located immediately on the left. Hillsborough