This is a  staff list for Diamond Ranch Academy in Hurricane, UT

(former address: 1500 E 2700 S, Hurricane, UT  current address: 433 South Diamond Ranch Parkway, Hurricane, UT)

(we are working to acquire the complete records for ALL years)

 

We advise current and/or former staff to report any abuses you may have witnessed while working at Diamond Ranch Academy.  For information on your rights and how to take action, visit www.heal-online.org/blowthewhistle.htm.If you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at Diamond Ranch Academy, you have the right to take action.

 

If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Diamond Ranch Academy, please contact info@heal-online.org if you remember the long-term employees and from which years.This will help!†  Also, if you recognize any of these staff as having worked at another program, please send in any information about their past or present employment at other facilities and/or cults.

 

 

Please donít place your loved one in Diamond Ranch Academy and rescue them if they are there now.

 

Name

Unit/Position

Additional Information
Dennis Mitchell Medical Director Mitchell has been with DRA since 2006.  There is only one Dennis Houston Mitchell licensed as a physician assistant, in Utah.  This may or may not be the same person.  Mitchell is not a licensed medical doctor nor mental health professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Jan Bills Nurse Janet A. Bills is a licensed Registered Nurse in Utah and has been since 1981.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Shawn Gierman (female) Admin Asst. Gierman holds no professional licenses in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Maurie Simons Admissions Simons is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Danny Borchardt Admissions Borchardt is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Ricky Dias Program Director Dias is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Tayleigh Hann Campus Director Hann is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Melanie Fox Campus Director Fox is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Paul Taylor Asst. Campus Dir. HEAL requires Taylor's full name to verify whether or not he holds any professional licenses in Utah.
Brigham Mclaws Campus Director Mclaws is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Steve Feltner Transition Coordinator Feltner is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Travis Bentley Campus Director Bentley is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Bo Iverson Academic Director Iverson is a licensed educator in Utah.  Source: e-mail from Utah State Office of Education.
Reeve Knighton Administrator Knighton is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Mindy Rawlins Registration Rawlins is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Steve Force Teacher Force is not a licensed educator in Utah.  Source: e-mail from Utah State Office of Education.
Jodie Franden Teacher Franden is a licensed educator in Utah.  Source: e-mail from Utah State Office of Education.
Doug Heideman Teacher Heideman is not a licensed educator in Utah.  Source: e-mail from Utah State Office of Education.
Jasson Hansen Teacher Hansen is not a licensed educator in Utah.  Source: e-mail from Utah State Office of Education.
Ashley Riddle Teacher Riddle is a licensed educator in Utah.  Source: e-mail from Utah State Office of Education.
Gary Dean Teacher There are two Gary Deans licensed as educators in Utah.  HEAL requires Dean's middle name for verification purposes. 
Geoff Myers Teacher Myers is not a licensed educator in Utah.  Source: e-mail from Utah State Office of Education.
Jamie Harline Teacher Harline is not a licensed educator in Utah.  Source: e-mail from Utah State Office of Education.
Gary Ferguson Teacher/ Ferguson is not a licensed educator in Utah.  Source: e-mail from Utah State Office of Education.
Cory Fonnesbeck Special Ed. Fonnesbeck is not a licensed educator in Utah.  Source: e-mail from Utah State Office of Education.
Sean Elsmore Academic Para Pro Elsmore is not a licensed educator in Utah.  Source: e-mail from Utah State Office of Education.
Fotuopala'au Soliai Executive Director Soliai is a licensed clinical social worker and has been only since 2008.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Ephraim Hanks Clinical Director Hanks is a licensed clinical social worker and has been since 2008.  Hanks is a licensed marriage and family therapist and has been only since April, 2010.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Kade Mathews Therapist Daniel Kade Mathews (may be a different person) is a licensed clinical social worker and has been since April, 2009.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
M. Caleb Steele Therapist Michael Caleb Steele is a licensed clinical social worker and has been only since April, 2010.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Stuart Squires Therapist Squires is a licensed clinical social worker and has been since 2007.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Nathan Meng Therapist Karl Nathan Meng (may be a different person) is a licensed marriage and family therapist and has been since August, 2009.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Lorneta H. Ferguson Therapist Ferguson is a licensed clinical social worker and has been since 2006.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Jan AuBuchon Instructor AuBuchon is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Rebecca Phillips Therapist HEAL requires Phillips middle name in order to verify licensure, if any.
Steven DeMille Therapist DeMille is licensed as an associate professional counselor only and has only been licensed since March, 2010.  DeMille also "earned" his degree at the University of Phoenix.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html

"The Justice Department announced today that the University of Phoenix has agreed to pay the United States $67.5 million to resolve allegations that its student recruitment policies violated the False Claims Act.  This case began as a whistleblower action filed in the Eastern District of California under the False Claims Act, which permits private citizens to bring lawsuits for fraud on behalf of the United States and to share in any recovery. Whistleblowers Mary Hendow and Julie Behn, two former University of Phoenix employees, alleged that the university accepted federal student financial aid while in violation of statutory and regulatory provisions prohibiting post-secondary schools from paying admissions counselors certain forms of incentive-based compensation tied to the number of students recruited. Though the United States did not intervene in this action, the Government provided support and assistance to the whistleblowers at many stages of the case, including filing friend-of-the-court briefs when the case was on appeal to the Ninth Circuit. The two whistleblowers will receive $19 million from the settlement."

The University of Phoenix does not have the specialized accreditation necessary for degrees in psychology.  (Source: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx)   It is accredited for teaching and nursing degrees.

Joseph L. Keate Therapist Keate is a licensed clinical social worker and has been since July, 2009.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Jessica Clark Admin. Asst. HEAL requires Clark's full name/married name in order to verify any professional licensure in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Shane Johnson Supervisor (Isolation) Johnson is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html  This is a serious concern given Johnson's position in supervising the isolation unit.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services requires that mental health/medical professionals be in charge of and supervise any use of isolation. 
Paul Lauritzen Parent Coordinator Lauritzen is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Cody Fonnesbeck Case Manager Fonnesbeck is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
John D. Fullwood Medical Manager Fullwood is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Melissa Harrison Medical Technician Harrison is not a licensed medical professional in Utah.  HEAL requires Harrison's full name/married name to determine mental health or other professional licensing, if any.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Robbie Dias Athletic Director Dias is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Betsy Kimber Asst. Athletic Dir. Kimber is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Cody Wardle Coach Wardle is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Mckel Abbot Coach Abbott is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Bryce Zundel President/CFO Zundel is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  (Zundel is a certified public accountant) Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Rob Dias Founder/Owner Dias is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Sheri Dias Executive Director Dias is not a licensed mental health nor medical professional in Utah.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
Karma Lund Nurse Lund is a licensed practical nurse in UT.  Source: https://secure.utah.gov/llv/search/index.html
This program uses the "Real Life Transition Program"--registered trademark of the basic level-system/brainwashing model.
HEAL Reports: Contract Review, EPA Violations, & Survivor/Family Reports
Diamond Ranch Academy also uses Positive Control Systems methods and the same is used by Eagle Ranch Academy and WWASPS.
Death @ DRA: James Richard Shirey died at Diamond Ranch Academy in January, 2009
Radio Show: BiPolar Nation LA Talk Radio Discusses Diamond Ranch Academy--March 18th, 2012 
Diamond Ranch Academy may be closing soon.  They are selling the property on which the program is located.  The asking price is $5 Million.  Source:

Washington County Sheriff's Police Call/Report Dispatch Log Regarding Diamond Ranch Academy:

St George Consolidated Dispatch Center                     1073
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 Record nu Call nature     Cal When Occured Earlie Cit
 --------- --------------- --- ------------------- ---
 C05-62745 911 Hang Up     l   16:45:40 12/25/2005 HUR
 C05-14463 911 Hang Up     l   12:26:15 03/31/2005 HUR
 C04-10653 911 Hang Up     l   07:53:12 03/21/2004 HUR
 C08-01672 Agency Assist   l   19:22:12 01/10/2008 HUR
 C04-50480 Agency Assist   l   14:26:11 12/06/2004 HUR
 C03-26954 Allergy-2       e   11:29:31 07/26/2003 HUR
 C11-19450 Assault-4       lf  20:32:18 04/09/2011 HUR
 C08-29781 Assault-4       l   14:52:39 06/06/2008 HUR
 C07-33800 Assault-4       l   11:31:14 06/27/2007 HUR
 C06-39830 Assault-4       l   11:08:36 08/09/2006 HUR
 C06-13267 Assault-4       l   12:34:35 03/20/2006 HUR
 C06-04130 Assault-4       l   09:27:09 01/26/2006 HUR
 C05-54807 Assault-4       l   13:39:05 11/07/2005 HUR
 C05-49983 Assault-4       l   15:41:16 10/11/2005 HUR
 C05-42915 Assault-4       l   11:03:56 09/01/2005 HUR
 C05-36171 Assault-4       l   08:38:03 07/27/2005 HUR
 C05-35736 Assault-4       le  14:01:13 07/24/2005 HUR
 C04-04909 Assault-4       l   21:00:28 02/08/2004 HUR
 C01-19969 Assault-4       l   11:20:42 06/18/2001 HUR

 C09-63646 Attempt-Locate  l   21:16:20 12/25/2009 HUR
 C02-29785 Attempt-Locate  l   06:43:35 08/30/2002 HUR
 C11-50690 Breathing-6     f   19:31:50 09/02/2011 HUR
 C05-05728 Breathing-6     lfe 08:34:08 02/07/2005 HUR
 C02-43935 Breathing-6     e   10:31:48 12/23/2002 HUR
 C02-34310 Breathing-6     e   14:03:25 10/03/2002 HUR
 C08-43750 Child Abuse/Neg l   16:44:25 08/19/2008 HUR
 C12-43671 Citizen Assist  l   22:40:40 07/21/2012 APP
 C08-03632 Citizen Assist  l   12:26:51 01/22/2008 HUR
 C04-46581 Citizen Assist  l   14:17:55 11/09/2004 HUR
 C01-24929 Citizen Assist  l   04:11:12 07/27/2001 HUR
 C11-03529 Crim Mischief   l   10:43:06 01/20/2011 HUR
 C06-51500 Disorderly      l   15:05:08 10/11/2006 HUR
 C02-01904 Drugs           l   15:52:43 01/17/2002 HUR
 C02-01903 Drugs           l   15:46:43 01/17/2002 HUR
 C09-56691 Extra Patrol    l   20:05:42 11/11/2009 HUR
 C11-35555 Fall-17         f   20:41:04 06/25/2011 HUR
 C09-27232 Fall-17         fe  06:26:38 06/01/2009 HUR
 C02-44216 Fall-17         le  22:09:23 12/25/2002 HUR
 C02-44212 Fall-17         le  21:30:10 12/25/2002 HUR
 C13-00967 Fire-Alarm      f   12:35:02 01/05/2013 HUR
 C13-00762 Fire-Alarm      f   13:49:06 01/04/2013 HUR
 C12-71340 Fire-Alarm      f   16:16:54 11/26/2012 HUR
 C06-60494 Fire-Other      lf  05:42:32 12/01/2006 HUR
 C08-23086 Found Child     l   08:50:04 05/02/2008 STG
 C02-26198 Found Property  l   09:22:21 08/01/2002 HUR
 C02-26108 Found Property  l   15:46:28 07/31/2002 HUR
 C02-25759 Hemorrhage-21   le  13:49:34 07/28/2002 HUR
 C06-56155 Information     l   12:24:57 11/06/2006 HUR
 C05-16817 Information     l   09:39:50 04/14/2005 HUR
 C05-14303 Information     l   12:43:53 03/30/2005 HUR
 C07-20698 Juvenile Prob   l   18:27:01 04/21/2007 STG
 C02-35623 Juvenile Prob   l   12:53:55 10/13/2002 HUR

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 Record nu Call nature     Cal When Occured Earlie Cit
 --------- --------------- --- ------------------- ---
 C11-35677 Missing Juvenil l   14:12:38 06/26/2011 HUR
 C08-23076 Missing Juvenil l   02:44:04 05/02/2008 HUR
 C07-50558 Missing Juvenil l   05:59:03 09/20/2007 HUR
 C11-37590 PD Accident     l   14:24:43 07/04/2011 NEW
 C07-46212 PD Accident     l   08:40:21 08/28/2007 HUR
 C03-09048 PD Accident     le  11:27:41 03/15/2003 HUR
 C02-20400 PD Accident     l   16:10:31 06/15/2002 HUR
 C08-11786 PI Accident-29  lfe 17:01:11 03/06/2008 HUR
 C01-19857 Psychiatric-25  le  11:17:02 06/17/2001 HUR
 C06-04187 Rape            l   15:10:05 01/26/2006 HUR
 C05-06385 Rape            l   09:54:28 02/11/2005 HUR
 C05-06293 Rape            l   15:44:27 02/10/2005 HUR

 C13-09038 Runaway Juvnile l   16:57:28 02/13/2013 HUR
 C12-70578 Runaway Juvnile l   15:38:26 11/22/2012 HUR
 C12-69888 Runaway Juvnile l   09:02:14 11/19/2012 HUR
 C12-58179 Runaway Juvnile l   08:28:04 09/25/2012 HUR
 C11-26818 Runaway Juvnile l   20:44:44 05/14/2011 HUR
 C10-42990 Runaway Juvnile l   22:22:47 09/02/2010 STG
 C10-06831 Runaway Juvnile l   19:26:01 02/11/2010 HUR
 C09-58476 Runaway Juvnile l   18:14:19 11/22/2009 HUR
 C06-56075 Runaway Juvnile l   22:03:32 11/05/2006 HUR
 C06-50909 Runaway Juvnile l   08:45:01 10/08/2006 HUR
 C06-50299 Runaway Juvnile l   07:52:46 10/05/2006 HUR
 C06-41517 Runaway Juvnile l   10:54:31 08/18/2006 HUR
 C06-24964 Runaway Juvnile l   05:22:27 05/21/2006 HUR
 C05-54705 Runaway Juvnile l   22:37:39 11/06/2005 HUR
 C05-54572 Runaway Juvnile l   21:03:44 11/05/2005 HUR
 C05-45608 Runaway Juvnile l   14:59:22 09/16/2005 ZAV
 C05-27757 Runaway Juvnile l   15:29:18 06/13/2005 HUR
 C05-13972 Runaway Juvnile l   15:53:33 03/28/2005 HUR
 C05-07137 Runaway Juvnile l   09:14:02 02/16/2005 HUR
 C05-06004 Runaway Juvnile l   19:34:32 02/08/2005 HUR
 C05-05829 Runaway Juvnile l   17:51:09 02/07/2005 TOQ
 C05-05730 Runaway Juvnile l   08:51:39 02/07/2005 HUR
 C04-52803 Runaway Juvnile l   19:35:50 12/21/2004 HUR
 C04-33192 Runaway Juvnile l   07:47:48 08/18/2004 HUR
 C04-32577 Runaway Juvnile l   05:49:11 08/14/2004 WAS
 C04-17346 Runaway Juvnile l   16:39:52 05/04/2004 HUR
 C02-07067 Runaway Juvnile l   22:53:10 03/01/2002 HUR
 C02-06458 Runaway Juvnile l   22:59:07 02/24/2002 HUR
 C01-38278 Runaway Juvnile l   07:35:48 11/11/2001 HUR
 C01-38276 Runaway Juvnile l   07:29:33 11/11/2001 HUR
 C01-20554 Runaway Juvnile l   22:22:44 06/22/2001 ZAV
 C01-20551 Runaway Juvnile l   22:16:18 06/22/2001 HUR
 C10-12830 Runaway Located l   08:03:21 03/18/2010 HUR
 C05-54744 Runaway Located l   08:07:46 11/07/2005 HUR
 C05-16541 Runaway Located l   16:44:04 04/12/2005 HUR
 C10-23439 Seizures-12     f   19:56:18 05/16/2010 HUR
 C10-00465 Seizures-12     fe  08:45:49 01/04/2010
 C03-30600 Seizures-12     e   11:58:27 08/25/2003 HUR
 C08-46661 Sex Offense     l   16:44:49 09/04/2008 HUR
 C03-18607 Sex Offense     l   08:58:29 05/26/2003 HUR


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 Record nu Call nature     Cal When Occured Earlie Cit
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 C11-52493 Sickness-26     f   18:14:48 09/11/2011 HUR
 C04-31373 Sickness-26     le  17:32:07 08/06/2004 HUR
 C11-39471 Suicide Att-25  lf  00:00:48 07/13/2011 HUR
 C06-04991 Susp Other      l   15:02:36 01/31/2006 HUR
 C04-37106 Susp Other      l   23:38:33 09/11/2004 HUR
 C12-23978 Susp Vehicle    l   21:05:38 04/25/2012 HUR
 C10-12574 Susp Vehicle    l   20:30:08 03/16/2010 HUR
 C08-32903 Susp Vehicle    l   23:50:13 06/21/2008 HUR
 C05-47500 Theft-Felony    l   14:13:43 09/27/2005 HUR
 C09-57233 Theft-Misdemean l   21:13:25 11/14/2009 HUR
 C09-10330 Theft-Misdemean l   08:53:54 03/03/2009 HUR
 C08-13733 Theft-Misdemean l   09:44:33 03/17/2008 HUR
 C03-11219 Theft-Misdemean l   12:04:14 04/01/2003 HUR
 C03-14285 Theft-Vehicle   l   04:13:33 04/24/2003 HUR
 C12-12549 Threatening     l   21:35:26 03/03/2012 HUR
 C11-36416 Threatening     l   21:29:32 06/29/2011 HUR
 C11-28578 Threatening     l   14:53:11 05/23/2011 HUR
 C08-04040 Threatening     l   18:28:09 01/24/2008 HUR
 C08-03138 Threatening     l   09:53:16 01/19/2008 HUR
 C04-21895 Threatening     l   15:49:37 06/04/2004 HUR
 C10-19293 Tobacco Problem l   15:44:10 04/22/2010 HUR
 C03-21415 Traumatic-30    le  21:12:55 06/15/2003 HUR
 C03-06545 Traumatic-30    le  15:47:54 02/23/2003 HUR
 C02-41716 Traumatic-30    le  17:31:47 12/03/2002 HUR
 C02-16168 Traumatic-30    le  13:38:57 05/13/2002 HUR
 C03-19018 Trespassing     l   21:07:05 05/28/2003 HUR
 C09-01613 Unattend Death  lfe 16:16:56 01/10/2009 HUR
 C10-06493 Unconscious-31  lfe 21:55:52 02/09/2010 HUR
 C07-51670 Unconscious-31  lfe 19:12:59 09/25/2007
 C07-29365 Unconscious-31  lfe 20:15:22 06/04/2007 HUR
 C02-29398 Unconscious-31  e   20:33:44 08/26/2002 HUR
 C04-17268 Weapon Offense  l   01:29:25 05/04/2004 HUR
 C04-04781 Weapon Offense  l   20:11:31 02/07/2004 HUR
 C01-30330 Weapon Offense  l   21:47:34 09/08/2001 HUR
 C12-57313 Welfare Check   l   12:52:51 09/21/2012 HUR
 C11-26060 Welfare Check   l   10:50:12 05/11/2011 HUR
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Teens Call 'Academy' a Private Prison By JONNY BONNER  ShareThis        SALT LAKE CITY (CN) - A private prison that calls itself an academy locked up teenagers, "sadistically and verbally" beat them down, and forced them to go barefoot in winter, four teens claim in court.      Tyler Weber, Tracy Sarno, Janet Yelding and Janaye Kearns sued Diamond Ranch Academy on Dec. 3, in Federal Court.      They claim that Diamond Ranch, a self-styled "troubled teen" boarding, reform and alternative school, promised them a "supportive, safe, healthy, camp-like setting with regular and productive therapy/counseling."      Weber and Kearns separately attended Diamond Ranch. Sarno's and Yelding's experiences are not detailed in the lawsuit.      Weber and Kearns say they were forced to work in 100-degree weather without protection and insufficient water, deprived of shoes and sufficient clothing in winter, and repeatedly ordered to dig deep holes and refill them.      They claim they were kept awake until midnight and made to get up at 4:30 a.m., tackled and sat on by staff "for punishment for some perceived slight," and made to sit facing walls "for any reason or no reason."      "The staff sadistically and verbally beat down everyone, and the bullying was excessive," the 20-page complaint states. "Groups of captives were pitted against other groups for the amusement of staff. Although some staff members were more kind and helpful and willing to become friendly, they never mustered the courage to correct the sadistic staff members who enjoyed wielding the power over Mark and Devin, along with all of the others."      Parties listed in the complaint do not include a Mark or a Devin.      "At Diamond Ranch Academy, there was no forum for complaint, explanation, appeal, or grievance against the placement, before, during, or after it occurred," the complaint states. "The only option available to the hapless youth there confined was to 'fake it in order to make it,' for Diamond Ranch Academy is a lock down, closely guarded private prison, where punishments are harsh for any rule infraction, real or instigated by the Diamond Ranch Academy staff for their amusement."      The plaintiffs say Diamond Ranch's "extravagant fees fraudulently suggest great expertise and cloak its staff's minimal credentials and multiple mistakes.      A website from "Diamond Ranch Academy Survivors" (www.drasurvivors.com) harshly criticizes the place.      For example: "Diamond Ranch Academy is not a legitimate treatment facility and their methods are unethical, illegal and abusive. Please, do not send your child to Diamond Ranch Academy."      The site calls the "therapeutic" treatment program, based in Hurricane, Utah, "The Devil's Ranch," adding "Out in the middle of nowhere ... hot, desolate and miserable."The school did not respond to a request for comment.      Diamond Ranch states on its website: "Our students become their best selves in a structured elite private school environment with a personalized therapeutic approach."      The plaintiffs seek punitive damages for fraud, false imprisonment and child abuse.      They are represented by Thomas Burton.  Source: http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/12/08/teens-call-academy-a-private-prison.htm
Olympus Academy currently operates at the former Diamond Ranch Academy location at 1500 E 2700 S, Hurricane, UT.

 *(Diamond Ranch Academy, like many other programs in this industry, keeps a "tight lid" on any specific information regarding their staff, qualifications, and practices.  Please contact us with the names of any staff of which you have firsthand knowledge or experience.  Thank you for your help.)

 Last Updated: December 17th, 2014

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