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Our Commitment to Safety

Devereux’s Commitment to Safety

At Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, the safety and well-being of the children, adolescents and adults entrusted to our care is of the utmost importance. Over the last century, Devereux has continued to develop comprehensive policies and procedures focused on the ultimate goal of providing safe, compassionate and supportive treatment and services that meet and exceed established industry standards and regulatory requirements. Our work is rooted in the latest medical and scientific research, as well as established, evidence-based practices.

In recent years, Devereux has taken significant steps to formalize its safety and security protocols through an evolved culture of Servant Leadership and a dedicated commitment to operational, clinical and risk management best practices. A significant change in organizational leadership created an opportunity to establish new goals and more stringent metrics and reporting requirements around quality and safety. This has resulted in a deepened commitment to elevating the standard of care in our industry – and continuing to refine our operations to ensure we are in the best possible position to protect, treat and support the most vulnerable individuals in our care.

Learn more about Devereux’s ongoing commitment to safety and security:

  • Our safety investments: Learn more about technology investments and infrastructure upgrades that provide Devereux with the necessary tools and insights to reduce risk and ensure our individuals are protected and supported.
  • Our hiring process: Learn more about our robust recruiting, hiring, training and conduct protocols we require of each and every employee.
  • Our approach to risk management: Learn more about the task force dedicated to identifying risk at all levels of our organization and ensuring every child and family is treated with care, compassion and dignity.

Learn more about our efforts in Devereux’s latest Safety and Quality Report.

Praesidium accreditation

Praesidium Accreditation

In July 2023, Devereux successfully achieved Praesidium accreditation, demonstrating its commitment to meeting and exceeding the highest industry standards in abuse prevention. In addition to achieving Praesidium accreditation, 45 Devereux team members completed intensive training to become certified Praesidium Guardians. These organizational leaders supported efforts to attain accreditation, and will continue to serve as internal experts on abuse prevention to sustain Devereux’s culture of quality and safety.

Praesidium specializes in preventing abuse in organizations that serve youth and vulnerable adults. The company has served more than 5,000 clients with a broad range of products and services to aid organizations in preventing abuse, including online and instructor-led trainings, organizational risk assessments, model policies and background checks. Having trained more than one million people online, and thousands more in-person, Praesidium is the largest and most comprehensive abuse risk management firm globally. Learn more about Praesidium.