O&A Survey

Former students of Diamond Ranch Academy have consistently reported about a process or initial “level” of DRA’s program called Observation and Assessment (O&A) It has in the past been labeled as “Homeless” and is similar to a process known as RFI – Re-Focus Initiative. DRASurvivors would like to establish a clear understanding of this process, what it was like in recent years and how it is today.

If you are a former student of DRA please take this survey and provide as much detail as possible.

If you are a parent of a former student of DRA please take this survey describing your understanding of the O&A process while your child was enrolled.

If you choose to provide a more detailed testimony about your experience please submit below in the “Full Testimony” section.

Your Name, or Leave Blank for Anonymous (required)

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What age were you and what year(s) were you enrolled in Diamond Ranch Academy?

Did you experience the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process?

How long were you in the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process?

What activities were commonly required during the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process?

What kind of meals were you served throughout the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process?

Were you ever restrained? Why?

Did you witness restraint? Why was that person restrained?

In your opinion, what was the purpose of the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process?

What were you told by staff was the purpose of the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process?

After you finished the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process, were you ever dropped back down to “homeless” or sent to RFI?

Was RFI different than Homeless/ O&A? How?

Were you strip searched?

How many times?

In your opinion, would you consider this process to be therapeutic?

Did you experience any medical issues while participating in the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process?

Were those medical issues properly addressed?

If you could recommend any changes to DRA’s Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process, what would it be?


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