AMIkids Pinellas

Helping kids in Pinellas County discover their potential since 1972.

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AMIkids Pinellas

Founded in 1972, AMIkids Pinellas is a private non-profit, staff-secure day treatment facility in St. Pete Beach, Florida. Our program operates during regular school hours, serving both boys and girls who have committed a variety of non-violent offenses and are involved with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Our staff works together with our kids and their families to address issues both in the home and in the student's neighborhood and help our kids to work through their issues and gain the needed skills to return to their families and communities.

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.

AMIkids Center for Personal Growth, operated by AMIkids Pinellas

Founded in 2014, AMIkids Center for Personal Growth, operated by AMIkids Pinellas, is a private non-profit, staff-secure school based facility in St. Petersburg, Florida. Our program serves as a prevention model to collaborate with local school districts to help kids who exhibit behavior or academic struggles that may lead to being at risk of dropping out or becoming part of the juvenile justice system. Contracted through the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, this model inspires academic success and helps communities and schools prevent offenses from happening, rather than only treating after they offend.

AMIkids Pinellas and AMIkids Center for Personal Growth use 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 1972, AMIkids Pinellas and our Center for Personal Growth have helped over 5,000 kids transform their lives and despite our kids averaging over eight arrests prior to enrolling in our program, 71% of our kids do not re-offend within the first year of completion.

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