New Perspectives - September, 2001 Issue #85
Brad Baker, Director
The ISI’s SafePassage Program® strives to transport adolescents
in a “timely and cost efficient manner, while providing the safest environment possible.” ISI agents are involved both in the intervention
process and eventual transport of young people who have demonstrated emotional and/or behavioral problems. They are aware that when
families desire to have a loved one placed in a program in order to optimize the child’s chances for success, it is difficult for
the family and they are concerned that their child is treated with care.
ISI agents have worked with Certified Educational Planners, doctors, counselors, and various programs, and have “numerous years of
experience in personal protection, emergency response situations, emergency medical training and skills honed in verbal de-escalation,
so they can rapidly respond to any situation with professionalism.” They pride themselves on being able to “enter a situation with
trained personnel at any given time with any type of notification.”
The agents of the SafePassage Group help locate runaways and assist with their eventual relocation to a program where they are afforded
an opportunity to excel. ISI Safe Passage staff has multi-lingual proficiency in several languages including Spanish, and can assist
clients both within the domestic domain of the United States and Internationally. They work with numerous professionals in Canada,
Central and South America, the Far East, England and Europe as well as countries of the former Soviet Bloc.