Secure Residential Programs

Alachua Academy


Notice of Privacy Practices

Alachua Academy is a high risk facility that provides specialized treatment to 24 adolescent females that have been committed to the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Alachua Academy is dedicated to excellence in providing mental health treatment to females between the ages of 14 t0 18. The program prides itself in the use of evidenced based programming and behavior management that is reflective of the most current research. Alachua Academy excels in developing young women into productive individuals through the focus on family, morals, values, and healthy living. Through the course of nine to twelve months young women at Alachua Academy will receive specialized treatment for an array of behavior problems, mental health and substance abuse overlay services, educational and vocational services, and comprehensive transitional and discharge planning. Our mission is to maintain safety in the community through effective holistic treatment of the youth. This is achieved through the use of a positive peer culture that fosters respect, individuality, and enhances the strengths of each young women that it serves.

Programs Offered

  • Union Residential treatment for delinquent girls
  • Mental Health and substance abuse over lay service
  • Group, Individual and Family Counseling Services
  • Educational Services
  • Vocational Planning
  • Trasitional and Discharge Services
  • Evidenced Based programming

Student Profile

  • Females, age 14 to 18 years old
  • Is impulsive/irresponsible
  • Denies and/or justifies negative behavior
  • Has problems with anger and aggression
  • Demonstrates a low degree of empathy
  • Lacks self-discipline
  • Exhibits poor coping skills
  • Is non-compliant with authority
  • Is amenable to a normative culture

Whom Do We Serve?

The youth served by Alachua Academy are typically youth with high risk behavioral problems. They struggle with behavioral issues, anger management and positive coping skills to handle stress. Alachua Academy provides them with evidenced based services, programming and behavior management that assists them in developing into responsible young women before returning to the community.

For additional information or to make a referral, please contact:

Mike Smith
Executive Director
Phone: 352-552-5472
Fax: 386-431-1089

Click here for Final PREA Report for Alachua Academy

Not sure which program?
Contact Steve Gilbert
Phone: 712-310-9395
Email for more information