We help kids believe I Can.

Youth transform their lives every day at AMIkids.

AMIkids offers a wide range of programs and services across the nation designed to provide the extra support youth need to discover their true potential. Our programs and services are organized into four main categories: Community-based Programs, Residential Programs, Program Enhancements, and Service Coordination.

Community-based Programs Residential Programs Program Enhancements Service Coordination Documents
Programs & Services

Community-based Programs

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.

Alternative Education

Alternative Education programs are designed to help students who require additional support typically not available in traditional schools. Students in attendance benefit from academic remediation, positive behavioral skills development, and individualized attention to succeed. AMIkids Alternative Education programs include Infinity Schools, School-within-a-School, and Charter Schools, which operate according to the school district schedule.

After School

After school programs offer a variety of activities such as tutoring, career readiness, and technical training to students during after-school hours. AMIkids After School programs provide students with comprehensive programming and support services to engage youth in positive opportunities that prepare them for success.

Delinquency Prevention

Delinquency Prevention programs provide gender-specific life management skills training, educational services, and youth development activities designed to prevent entry or further involvement in the juvenile justice system.

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.

Pre-apprenticeship (Career Exploration, Workforce Development)

Pre-apprenticeship programs prepare students aged 16-24 for successful careers, offering industry training that is aligned with each community’s needs for skilled workers. With a combination of academic, technical, and job readiness courses and individualized case management, AMIkids prepares and places students into higher education, jobs, and apprenticeships.

Outpatient Treatment Services

Outpatient Treatment Services include screening, crisis/risk assessment, comprehensive assessment with behavioral health diagnosis, case coordination, and/or counseling services including individual, family, and group therapy. These services may be provided in the home, community, and/or facility between one and three days weekly by clinical staff members.

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Residential Programs

Residential programs operate 24 hours per day, seven days per week, with youth residing on campus. Staff implement trauma-informed programming to help youth develop skills for successfully transitioning to community settings and/or the home environment.

Juvenile Justice Residential

The Juvenile Justice Residential programs provide 24-hour rehabilitative care for youth referred primarily due to delinquency and may include treatment services for youth with mental health and/or substance abuse conditions.

Child Welfare Group Care

Child Welfare Group Care programs provide a 24-hour group living setting for youth requiring a structured out-of-home care placement.

Specialized Therapeutic

Specialized Therapeutic programs provide 24-hour psychotherapeutic rehabilitative care for youth with severe behavioral, psychological, or emotional challenges. Services are provided by a multi-disciplinary treatment team including clinical staff members.

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Program Enhancements

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


AMIkids provides on-site, supervised, individual and small group mentoring to help youth develop important life skills, gain exposure to new opportunities, develop meaningful relationships, and access a wide array of resources.

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.

Functional Family Therapy (FFT)

These services are provided in-home with youth and their family, for an average of 12-16 sessions over three to six months and is a strengths-based and research-driven model that reduces risk factors and increases protective factors for youth and families.

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 WINGS is designed specifically for girls, and services include comprehensive care management, therapeutic support services, student-centered education, family engagement, skills building, and leadership development in a healing-centered environment.

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Service Coordination

AMIkids provides regional service coordination for the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice as part of their transformation initiative. In our role as a service coordinator, we work with local or state agencies to develop and manage a continuum of community-based and residential services from subcontracted direct service providers.

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AMIkids Wellness Policy 2023 – 2024

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We have more than 50 programs across nine states. With an 80% success rate, AMIkids helps young people to believe success is possible.