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3430 NE 39th Avenue
Gainesville, FL  32609 Phone: 352-872-5152

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PREA Report for Alachua Academy

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 to 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

  • 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 typical student admitted to Alachua Academy is a juvenile offender who does not have deep-seated psychopathology, but has learned negative behavior patterns that victimize others. Students typically show a low degree of empathy for others, have poor means-ends reasoning, are impulsive, have problems with anger control and aggression, are irresponsible, deny and/or justify negative behaviors (i.e., consider themselves victims when confronted), pride themselves on antisocial values and behaviors, lack self-discipline, and are counteractive and non-compliant with authority.


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

Jason Katz
Executive Director Phone: 352-872-5152 Email: