ASSESSMENT & AUDIT
Juvenile Facility Assessments:
DRB Consultants have extensive expertise in conducting non-biased juvenile residential facility assessments. DRB utilizes the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) Juvenile Facility Assessment Tool (revised 2014), which aligns with national PREA Standards. The assessment tool measures "Conditions of Confinement" and Quality of Life" conformity levels within juvenile facilities, and offers recommendations for regaining compliance.
PREA Institutional Audits:
In 2003, the Prison Rape Elimination Act (P.R.E.A.) was passed by Congress and signed into law by President George W. Bush. Eliminating prison rape remains a high priority of the United States Department of Justice (U.S.D.O.J.) because sexual abuse is a crime, and should not be the punishment for a crime. The National P.R.E.A. Standards, which address both sexual abuse and sexual harassment took effect on August 20, 2012, and apply to U.S.D.O.J, state, and local confinement facilities (including adult prisons and jails, juvenile facilities, lockups, and community confinement facilities). DRB Consulting is equipped with U.S.D.O.J. Certified P.R.E.A. Auditors to assist with Pre-Audit Preparation, conduct informal P.R.E.A. audits, and/or conduct P.R.E.A. Audits within all confinement facilities.
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRAM SERVICES
Behavior Motivating Program Development:
DRB Consulting has more than 17 years experience in assessing facility program structures, then developing facility-specific Behavior Motivating Programs (B.M.P.) to improve behaviors of individuals within the program. DRB believes that an improved program structure improves individual behaviors. Improved individual behaviors within the program decreases negative incidents, and in-turn, enhances the opportunity of delivery of services for all program participants. DRB's Behavior Motivating Programs have shown lasting positive outcomes in multiple facility-types, sizes, and in multiple jurisdictions.
R.E.A.C.H. 4 Success (R4S) Program:
DRB's "R.E.A.C.H. 4 Success" Program is a 4-Phase 24-week Independent Living/Career Preparation program for Pre and Post high school graduates (individuals ages 16-21). R4S equips participating individuals with skills to be effective in navigating the transition into the workforce. R4S training includes: Health and Home, Conflict Resolution, Money Management, Career Planning and Employment Sustainability, followed by Job/Apprenticeship Placement.
Drug Education and Empowerment Program (D.E.E.P.):
DRB's "Drug Education and Empowerment Program" (D.E.E.P.) is an 8-session 4-week Alcohol and Other Drug (A.O.D.) education program, focused on teaching participants about the disease of addiction, its effects on the individual, the family, and the community. DE.E.P. participants learn about various drugs, their neurological and physical effects, addiction's effect on major life areas and on the family, refusal skills, and resources for the addict and his/her family. DRB believes that educating individuals on the harmful effects of alcohol and other drugs increases the individual's likelihood of making choices that promote a life of sobriety. DRB's Drug Education and Empowerment Program is overseen by a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADAC II) and utilizes Pre and Post testing to assess information retention.
R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Life Skills Program:
DRB's "R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Life Skills" Program entails 15 psycho-therapeutic group sessions for adolescents. Each group contains open and stand alone groups topics to accommodate new participant entry during any session. R.E.S.P.E.C.T. groups recycles back to session 1 after the conclusion of each final session. Examples of R.E.S.P.E.C.T. topics includes: Respecting Authority, Conflict Resolution, Effective Communication, and Citizenship. R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Life Skill groups are facilitated by trained professionals in Life Skills education, group facilitation, and group management.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING
Crisis Intervention & Preventive Training:
DRB understands that crisis intervention training is a critical component in working with at-risk populations (trauma exposed, justice-involved, mental health, foster care, developmental disability, and abuse/neglect populations). DRB provides 1-day and 2-day “Crisis Intervention and Preventive Trainings" (C.I.P.) for those individuals and professionals working with at-risk populations. C.I.P. is a non-physical intervention training, focused solely on preventive and verbal interventions strategies for managing individuals with potential for demonstrating aggressive behaviors. C.I.P. concentrates on understanding the at-risk individual, preventive tools, verbal deescalation techniques, and post-event processing.
Leadership 101 Professional Development Training:
DRB's Speakers Bureau facilitates a 1-day and 2-day
"Leadership 101" Professional Development training for present and emerging managers. DRB's professional development training concentrates on assessing individual leader-types, leadership techniques, developing leaders, strategies in managing difficult staff, and making a VISION stick through building a sustainable staff culture. DRB's Speakers Bureau only utilizes professionals possessing extensive results-based experience in developing leaders and leading organizations with multi-disciplinary staff teams.
INDIVIDUAL/FAMILY THERAPEUTIC SERVICES
Individual and Group Therapy:
DRB's Licensed Mental Health Practitioners provides mental status exams and initial assessments for youth and adolescents to determine the appropriate course of action when developing "Individual Success Plans" (I.S.P.). DRB's "Individual Success Plans" concentrate on five domains life areas, supported by attainable goals and objectives. DRB's Mental Health Practitioners also facilitate individual, group, and family therapy sessions for adolescents and their families based on the outcomes provided in the initial assessment phase.