Founded in 1995, AMIkids Big Cypress is a private nonprofit, staff-secure residential facility in Ochopee, Florida. Our program operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, serving kids who have committed a variety of non-violent offenses and are involved with Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Our kids are living in dormitories on campus in a remote location, which is ideally structured to help them work through their issues and gain the needed skills to return to their families and communities.
AMIkids Big Cypress uses the evidence-based, research-driven AMIkids Personal Growth Model © in offering dynamic programs and comprehensive services to treat each kid's unique issues, primarily focusing on education, behavior modification, and treatment.
Since 1995, AMIkids Big Cypress has helped over 800 kids transform their lives and despite our kids averaging 12 arrests prior to enrolling in our program, 76% do not re-offend within the first year of completing AMIkids Big Cypress.
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