The Autauga HIT Program is located on 63 acres in rural Autauga County near Prattville, Alabama. The facility was constructed in 1986 by Bradford Health Services to serve as an alcohol and drug treatment center for adults. In 1994 the property was acquired by the Department of Youth Services for development of a modified boot camp program.
The emphasis of the program is to provide for early intervention as an alternative to long-term incarceration for seventy-eight minimum-risk male students. The primary goal of the 28-day program is to develop and enhance positive behavior characteristics through a highly structured intensive approach. Program components focus on self-concept development, aggression replacement training, academics, physical fitness, and other basic services important to positive youth development.