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O&A/ RFI Survivor Survey – Anonymous

Diamond Ranch Academy O&A/ RFI Survivor Survey – Anon What age were you and what year(s) were you enrolled in Diamond Ranch Academy?...

Diamond Ranch Academy O&A/ RFI Survivor Survey – Anon

What age were you and what year(s) were you enrolled in Diamond Ranch Academy? – 12 and 2012 – 2014

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

How long were you in the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process? – at least a month

What activities were commonly required during the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process? – a lot of hard work and chores , for example we had to pull weeds from the ground one day for 6 hours in the boiling heat

What kind of meals were you served throughout the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process? – mainly hot dogs , porridge nasty food

Were you ever restrained? Why? – yes , i was restrained because i refused to be strip searched ! i had a grown man sit on me , it was not fun

Did you witness restraint? Why was that person restrained? – yes many time , normally for not complying

In your opinion, what was the purpose of the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process? – I felt like they made these programs to scare you into doing what they wanted

What were you told by staff was the purpose of the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process? – to help you asses your condition

After you finished the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process, were you ever dropped back down to “homeless” or sent to RFI? – no but it was used as a threat a lot of the time but my friend brandon was sent back many times as she didn’t work hard enough in school

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

Were you strip searched? How many times? – yes and around 4 which was disturbing seeing i was 12 and sent their for being depressed not doing drugs or anything

In your opinion, would you consider this process to be therapeutic? um what part of being bullied and striped down naked at 12 is therapeutic

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

Were those medical issues properly addressed? – i got a really bad cold and flu and also had really bad migranes but they didn’t do anything about it


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