Diamond Ranch Academy O&A/ RFI Survivor Survey – anonymous
What age were you and what year(s) were you enrolled in Diamond Ranch Academy? – i was 16 when i got there and didnt live till my 18th birthday
Did you experience the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process? – yes i slept outside and was restrained multiple times a day then i was in RFI for 17 days and i finally had a call home but for some reason it was only 5 minutes. and everytime i tried to say something my unlicensed therapist would say something. then i was threatend to be sent to wilderness and be sent to a lockdown facility which is exactly what DRA was.
How long were you in the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process? – 17 days
What activities were commonly required during the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process? – cleaning, running, being faught by other inmates and getting restrained. we called eachother inmates.
What kind of meals were you served throughout the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process? – peanut butter and bread with 2 bottles of water
Were you ever restrained? Why? – many times for sleeping 10 minutes to long. for not eating. for grabbing a female staffs boobs. and for trying to run away.
Did you witness restraint? Why was that person restrained? – my buddy got restrained for cursing and this kid got restrained for no reason. he was sitting in the chair the supervisor of the room broke his arm. his name was anthony the bitch staff.
In your opinion, what was the purpose of the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process? – to waist time
What were you told by staff was the purpose of the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process? – they would say that if you didnt listen that you would be here forever
After you finished the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process, were you ever dropped back down to “homeless” or sent to RFI? – i was sent to RFI over 50 times during my 9 month stay.
Was RFI different than Homeless/ O&A? How? – rfi is boring and dangerous. sometimes they leave you in a room alone with other students that are legally crazy for over 7 hours. ive seen kids get stabed in OLS areas and kids get molested or jumped in stairways all the time.
Were you strip searched? How many times? – 20
In your opinion, would you consider this process to be therapeutic? no
Did you experience any medical issues while participating in the Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process?
Were those medical issues properly addressed? – no
If you could recommend any changes to DRA’s Homeless/ O&A/ RFI process, what would it be? – they should shut down the school
Full Testimony (if provided)
ive seen kids get stabbed there ive seen kids get molested. i have seen kids get jumped there. the staff were rude and mean to you. rfi is illegal and the school “rules” take away human rights man this place is a fucking teenage prison and is a very dark scary place at night.