Founded in 1991, AMIkids Pensacola is a private nonprofit, staff-secure day treatment facility in Pensacola, Florida. Our day treatment program also has an aftercare component and serves both boys and girls ages 14-18 who are referred by the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice or Escambia County Schools. Our staff helps our students to work through their issues and gain the needed skills to return to their families and communities.
Escambia Boys Base, operated by AMIkids Pensacola
Founded in 1972 as Pensacola Boys Base and re-opened in 2013 as Escambia Boys Base, operated by AMIkids Pensacola, our program is a private nonprofit, staff-secure residential facility in Pensacola, 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 the 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.
Together, with the support of families, AMIkids Pensacola and Escambia Boys Base provide comprehensive services to area youth through the AMIkids Personal Growth Model ©.
The AMIkids Personal Growth Model © is a research-driven, evidence-based intervention at the core of all programming. It is a uniﬁed approach that combines education, treatment and behavior modification that provides holistic services to each individual teen, allowing them to grow personally and prepare for the future.
The AMIkids Day Treatment program has proven to be so effective, that it has been recognized by both the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the U.S. Department of Justice as an evidence-based model that makes a difference in the lives of children and communities. In fact, the OJJDP designation officially made AMIkids the only rated Day Treatment program in the nation working with at-risk youth according to the Department of Justice criteria.
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