The Crestview Youth Academy serves 30 males between the ages of 13 and 21 in a secure residential program which provides substance abuse treatment services, co-located with a non-secure residential commitment program serving 24 males, ages 13-18, providing services for boys who meet criteria for borderline developmental disability (BDD) services or Developmental Disability (DD) services. BDD youth typically have a full-scale IQ 70-79, while DD youth IQ 69 and under, where the youth’s IQ and functional limitations have been documented by a formal psychological evaluation completed within the last twelve months. Services are provided 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
Program services include 30 slots with substance abuse treatment services, and 24 slots with BDD or DD services. Within one building the program has administrative space, a cafeteria, two living areas including youth dorms, classrooms and multipurpose areas, as well as indoor and outdoor recreation space. The program has designated “man cave” activity rooms for earned privileges and socialization opportunities. The non-secure youth are separated from the high-risk youth at all times.
The program provides individualized mental health, substance abuse, and developmental disability treatment services using a trauma-informed approach. Average length of stay is typically 3 to 12 months during which time youth participate in individual, family, and group therapy sessions, social and life skills training, victim impact awareness and restorative justice programming. The length of stay depends on the youth’s pace of success in completing the individualized treatment plan and goals. The program’ goal is to equip youth for successful reintegration into the community to live productive, prosocial, and crime-free lives.
Crestview Youth Academy Substance Abuse provides clinical/treatment services including the Seven Challenges, and Impact of Crime (a restorative justice, victim impact curriculum).
Crestview Youth Academy BDD/DD provides clinical/treatment services including the skills-based Skillstreaming the Adolescent, and Impact of Crime (a restorative justice, victim impact curriculum).
Additionally, on both living units (Substance Abuse and BDD/DD) individual and family counseling is provided to all youth, as is gender-specific programming. Medical/health services are provided by on-site nursing as well as a contracted physician and psychiatrist. Individuals are provided breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks daily, which are managed by a licensed dietician, with special medical diets and religious diets provided as needed. Youth receive nightly and monthly incentive activities and canteen. Incentives are created by the Youth Advisory Board. A contracted Board-Certified Behavior Analyst provides individualized behavior plans and staff training to assist in ongoing education and strategies in working with the population’s specialized needs. The non-secure component of the facility is required by contract to maintain a 1:8 ratio of staff to youth during the day and evening and a 1:12 asleep ratio. The high-risk secure component maintains a 1:6 day and evening ratio, and 1:12 asleep ratio. A staff to youth ratio of 1:5 is required for off-site activities facility-wide.
All educational needs are provided by The Raider Group. Oversight of educational services provided by Okaloosa County Schools. The program serves as a GED ® test site. Vocational opportunities include: Masonry, Electronics Technician, Carpentry and Horticulture.
Youth served have been adjudicated delinquent by the Court and committed to the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. The program is contracted through the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice; no additional fees are required from youth/families or insurance providers.
Crestview Youth Academy participated in an arts and crafts activity to promote imagination. Our Recreational [...]
Manage Cookie Consent
To provide the best experiences, we use technologies like cookies to store and/or access device information. Consenting to these technologies will allow us to process data such as browsing behavior or unique IDs on this site. Not consenting or withdrawing consent, may adversely affect certain features and functions.
Functional Always active
The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network.
The technical storage or access is necessary for the legitimate purpose of storing preferences that are not requested by the subscriber or user.
The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for statistical purposes.The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this purpose alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
The technical storage or access is required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.