Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Detroit Behavioral Institute & Capstone Academy to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Detroit Behavioral Institute & Capstone Academy.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit

Professional Referrals

At DBI, our goal is to assist in preparing our young men and women for their future, therefore improving the chances of their successful return to the community and adaption to a healthy and safe lifestyle.

Where We Accept Referrals

At Detroit Behavioral Institute – Capstone Academy, we accept referrals for potential patients from a number of different entities. Be it from local governmental agencies, the court system, or in or out-of-state human services programs, we are pleased to consult with other professionals regarding an adjudicated or non-adjudicated youth’s appropriateness for care at Detroit Behavioral Institute – Capstone Academy.

How to Refer A Client

Referral sources can contact us regarding potential patients and request a referral packet to begin the admission process. This packet includes the following information, of which is reviewed by our Clinical Director prior to admission:

  • Psychiatric history
  • Prior psychological evaluation(s) with past and current diagnoses
  • Any previous residential service plans
  • Treatment history, including any and all plans and records
  • Social history
  • Education records from the youth’s past and current academic settings
  • Court documentation, including court reports and court orders
  • Service plans from the Department of Human Services

Our Mission & Next Steps

It is our mission to provide the most comprehensive services for youth who have had prior involvement with the legal or foster care systems so that they are able to develop the necessary skills for functioning safely within their respective communities. We put forth every effort to work collaboratively with professional referrals so that each youth’s progress is documented and reported to the necessary parties involved in the youth’s care.

Guidelines for youth who are most appropriate for our services are outlined on our admissions page and include a list of additional documentation that is required in order for a youth to partake in the programming offered at our center.

If you feel a youth is appropriate for services at Detroit Behavioral Institute – Capstone Academy, do not hesitate to contact one of our qualified admissions staff for more information.

What Past Clients Say

The admissions process went so much smoother than I expected and the staff helped answer every question I had, which really put me at ease.

– A former client