AMIkids Volusia

At AMIkids Volusia, we believe in the power of transformation. Every young person has the potential for greatness, and we’re on a mission to unlock it.

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AMIkids Volusia has been dedicated to helping kids discover the potential within them, transform their lives and strengthen our community in Daytona Beach, Florida. AMIkids Volusia’s Day Treatment program has garnered recognition from esteemed authorities such as the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the U.S. Department of Justice. This evidence-based model, rooted in extensive research and the Personal Growth Model, has not only transformed the lives of countless youth but has also become the sole rated Day Treatment program in the nation for at-risk youth according to the Department of Justice criteria. Through our dynamic programs and comprehensive services, AMIkids Volusia diligently addresses each child’s unique challenges, placing utmost emphasis on education and treatment.


What We Offer


Community-based programs offer daily services to youth and families, with youth returning home each day if programming takes place outside of the home. We offer eight unique services with our community-based programs.

Juvenile Justice Day Treatment

Juvenile Justice Day Treatment provides intensive supervision and programming for youth referred primarily due to delinquency. Behavior and skills training, education, and treatment services are provided five days per week, typically three to eight hours daily.

Family Services

Family Services provide home-based skills-building and/or family counseling and intervention using evidence-based practices. Family services may include program models such as Functional Family Therapy and the AMIkids Family Centric Model™. Family Services programs last approximately two to six months.


Program Enhancement Services may be provided as standalone or supplementary to a program.

Career and Technical Education

Provided in two age-appropriate models:

  • The AMIkids Career Exploration Model, for ages 11-15, helps youth build self-awareness, learn about potential careers, and develop a plan for reaching future goals.
  • The AMIkids Workforce Development Model, for ages 16-24, utilizes a combination of school-based and work-based learning to help youth learn job readiness skills, earn industry-recognized certifications, and transition to the workforce.

AMIkids Family Centric Model™ (FCM)

These services include research-informed skills training for families, provided in the home or community setting weekly. Services are designed to reduce anti-social behaviors of youth, improve the psychosocial functioning of youth, and improve family functioning.

Our Impact

How We Make A Difference

  • 92% of our students have clear education or career plans their first year after high school
  • 90% of students receive OSHA -10, OSHA-30, & Forklift certifications
  • 85% of students who enroll complete the Youth Build Program

AMIkids Volusia is led by their respective Executive Director, ensuring its positive impact on our communities.

AMIkids Volusia Executive Director

  • Sumpter James
AMIkids Volusia
Daytona Beach, FL
AMIkids Family Centric Model™ (FCM) Career and Technical Education Community-based Family Services Juvenile Justice Day Treatment

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