Robert E. Lewis Residential Treatment Academy

State Juvenile

Last Updated: November 07, 2022
4625 McClellan Blvd, Anniston, AL 36204

Robert E. Lewis Residential Treatment Academy is for State Juvenile offenders have not been sentenced yet and are detained here until their case is heard.

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The Robert E. Lewis Residential Treatment Academy is within the jurisdiction of the Alabama Department of Juvenile Justice located at 4625 McClellan Blvd, Anniston, AL.

The facility provides supervision of youth in a safe, secure and humane environment. Services for youth include education, mental health, substance abuse, and health care. Medical and mental health are contracted services. Educational services are funded by the Alabama Department of Education through local school districts.

A typical day in secure detention would involve hygiene, meals, school, structured physical and educational activities, and court appearance as scheduled. The average length of stay in secure state detention is approximately 60 days.

Robert E. Lewis Residential Treatment Academy was named after the former juvenile judge in Etowah county who served as our Board Chairman for many years, Lewis Academy is a residential treatment program serving delinquent males 14-18 years of age. Serving our six member area, Lewis Academy provides a 90 day treatment program, followed by an aftercare component, for 30 "trainees". Lewis Academy started by serving as a community-based trial program initiated by the Alabama Department of Youth Services, and was one of three programs selected for funding as a "boot camp" in an attempt to divert youth from commitment to the Department of Youth Services (DYS). Lewis Academy served in that capacity from 1994 until 2009. In an attempt to offer a more comprehensive program Lewis Academy was re-licensed by the Department of Youth Services as a residential Treatment Program in 2009.

Today's program is designed for delinquents who have shown themselves to be at high risk for further involvement in the juvenile justice system. It is designed to be used for delinquents who have not been charged with violent or sexual offenses. The program combines physical training, discipline, basic living skills, team-building techniques , individual counseling, family counseling, parent education, equine therapy, academics, and community service.

The program seeks to provide an overall atmosphere which contributes to each youth developing a positive self image. An individual treatment program, focusing on each youth's individual needs, is developed for each youth by Counselors, Teachers, Juvenile Training Officers and Juvenile Probation Officers. The Counselors ensure the goals of each youth's Individualized Treatment Plan is achieved. This effort is continued after release, through Aftercare services, for up to nine months. Aftercare plans are established with the cooperation of court officials, youth family members, Lewis Academy personnel, and the youth. Each quarter, youths provide community service to a variety of locations. The goal is to instill a sense of pride and help foster a sense of community involvement in each youth.

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Visitation at this state juvenile facility is restricted to immediate family members only, including mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers. The visitation guidelines are stringent, and it is advisable to contact the facility staff to ascertain specific limitations. For information on visitation schedules, visiting room regulations, and other relevant details about your visit, please contact 256-237-2881. The facility staff will provide comprehensive guidance to ensure a smooth and compliant visitation experience.

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