Secure Residential Programs

Palm Beach Youth Academy

Notice of Privacy Practices

Palm Beach Youth Academy is a 70 bed residential high risk treatment facility for male adolescent between the ages of 15 to 21 years old, operated by Sequel Youth and Family Services under contract with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. The facility is considered a secure residential facility with an average length of stay of 9-12 months. The facility provides supervision of youth in a safe, secure, positive, and normalized-focused environment. In addition to ensuring the physical well being of our youth, PBYA aims to provide our youth with high quality clinical services to address their mental health and substance abuse needs.

Programs Offered

  • Mental Health Treatment Services
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Services
  • Transition and Discharge Planning
  • Vocational Education
  • Health Education
  • Recreational Services
  • Evidenced Based Programming (Aggression Replacement Training, Thinking for a Change, and Impact of Crime)
  • Gender Specific Programming
  • Group, individual, and Family Counseling
  • Crisis Stabilization
  • Psychiatric Services
  • Medical Services
  • Dietary Services
  • Educational Services (in partnership with the Palm Beach County School District)

Student Profile

The program houses residents between the ages of 15 to 21 who have been adjudicated to a high risk residential treatment program through the Florida Department of Juvenile Justices Court System and are in need of Mental Health Overlay Services or Substance Abuse Treatment Overlay Services.

Whom Do We Serve?

Palm Beach Youth Academy serves a population of high risk adolescent males between the ages of 15 to 21 years who are committed to the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice after being assessed and classified as high-risk to public safety who are in need of mental health and/or substance abuse treatment. All youth have a primary axis one diagnosis of some sort of mental health and/or substance abuse disorder.

For additional information or to make a referral, please contact:

Facility Administrator
Manny Alvarez
Phone: 561-333-0664

Sr. Assistant Facility Administrator
Shantia Daniels
Phone: 561-333-0664

Assistant Facility Administrator
Demetreus Jones
Phone: 561-333-0664

Clinical Director
Katina Hill-Thompson
Phone: 561-333-0664

Director of Case Management
Dominique Robinson
Phone: 561-333-0664

Sequel Youth and Family Services complies with all PREA federal standards. For more information please visit

Click here for Final PREA Report for Palm Beach Youth Academy

Not sure which program?
Contact Steve Gilbert
Phone: 712-310-9395
Email for more information