ARCHITECTURAL CONSULTATIONS

Dr. Dvoskin has served as design consultant for major renovations and new construction of a number of state, federal, and territorial psychiatric facilities during his long career.  The following is a partial list of these projects:

  • New York - As part of duties as Associate Commissioner of Mental Health for the state of New York, oversaw design of major renovations to Mid-Hudson Psychiatric Center, a 300-bed forensic psychiatric hospital in Middletown, NY.  Completion of this project resulted in significant reductions in violent incidents at the facility. 

  • Georgia - As part of a federal class action, plaintiffs and defendants, assessed suicide hazards at six of Georgia's large state prisons, resulting in cost-effective, potentially life-saving physical plant changes to rooms in which suicidal inmates were housed.

  • Louisiana - At the request of plaintiffs and defendants, performed a comprehensive assessment of suicide hazards in the state's juvenile correctional facilities. 

  • Puerto Rico - Served as design consultant for a new correctional psychiatric center, which cost less than renovation of the existing building, which was the basis for a finding of unconstitutional conditions.

  • Michigan - Assisted the state of Michigan, which was involved in constitutional litigation regarding its prison mental health system, in creating a system within the Department of Mental Health.  Also served as design consultant for new beds added to a state forensic psychiatric facility.

  • Maryland, Florida, and Maine - Served as consultant to Commissioners of Mental Health, including consultation on the physical plants of forensic and civil psychiatric hospitals.

  • Delaware - Served as design consultant for the new forensic wing of the state's psychiatric hospital.

  • Colorado - Served as design consultant for the state's new forensic psychiatric hospital; a design which combines a sense of privacy and dignity among patients without sacrificing the visibility needed for staff to maintain safety.  

  • Washington, DC - Served as consultant to two Federal Receivers, then to the Commissioner of Mental Health, in a variety of areas.  These included an assessment of the number of beds needed, then to assist in a Capital Plan for the entire District of Columbia Mental Health System.  Most recently and currently, serves as design consultant for the creation of a new Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital, to replace the entire civil and forensic hospital campus.  The design of this facility, now under construction, included facilitating an innovative consumer advisory panel, which had input into every phase of the project's design.

  • North Carolina – Consultant to architectural renovation of forensic unit at Broughton State Hospital.

  • North Carolina – Consultant to Disability Rights North Carolina to assess safety and security of new Central Regional Hospital.

  • Harris County, Texas – Consultant to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on the construction of a new jail in Houston.

  • Miami–Dade County, Florida – Consultant on the capital renovation and program development for a new community forensic facility.

  • Oregon Department of Corrections – Consultant to creation of large correctional complex, including mental health unit, in Junction City.

  • Idaho Department of Corrections – Consultant to creation of a 300-bed mental health unit.

  • California Department of Corrections – Consultant to the design of prison mental health and healthcare units

  • Florida Department of Corrections – Consultant to design of prison mental health unit

SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS
National Basketball Association and NBA Players Association - Rookie Transition Program (teaching life skills to NBA rookies)
​National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

NBA Players Association – Top 100 High School Basketball Camp

​“First Team” Mentoring Program for elite High School Basketball Players

​Nebraska
Nevada
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
Ohio

Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
South Carolina
South Dakota

Idaho
Illinois
Indiana

Iowa

Kentucky

Louisiana 
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
National Institute of Mental Health
United States Secret Service
United States Department of Justice

    Civil Rights Division

Department of Homeland Security

     Office of Civil Rights

Joel Dvoskin, PhD, ABPP (Forensic)

Johnson and Johnson

Kraft Foods
The Law Firm of Akin Gump

Levi Strauss

Macy's

Motorola 
National Semiconductor
Nationwide Insurance
Nordstrom
Oracle Corporation

​Pillsbury

Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wyoming

Ryman Hospitality (Grand Ol' Opry)
Sony Corporation
State Farm Insurance
Texas Instruments
3M Corporation

United Auto Workers
University of Arizona
Visa

Warner-Lambert Pharmaceuticals

Pima (AZ) College


PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
American Psychological Association – Task Force on Preventing Gun Violence
American Psychological Association – Commission on Ethics Processes
American Psychiatric Association - Committee on Correctional Psychiatry
American Correctional Association
American Bar Association
ABA-APA Task Force on Mental Illness and the Death Penalty

INTERNATIONAL 
Province of Ontario
Correctional Service of Canada
Province of British Columbia

​England and Wales - National Offender Management Service Expert Advory Panel

FEDERAL COURT EXPERT AND MONITOR

  • Independent Expert to monitor a Federal Court settlement agreement at the Bernalillo County (N.M.) Detention Center in Albuquerque. (Completed)

  • Federal Court Monitor (one of two) of a settlement agreement regarding the Institute of Forensic Psychiatry at the Colorado Mental Health Institute – Pueblo. (Completed)

  • Federal Court Monitor (one of two) of a settlement agreement regarding the Forensic Unit at the Western State Hospital in Tacoma, Washington. (Completed)

  • Federal Court Monitor (one of two) of a stateside settlement agreement between the Michigan Protection and Advocacy Program and the Michigan Department of Corrections. (Active)

  • Pro Bono consultation with the New Orleans Police Department and the US Department of Justice - Ethical Policing is Courageous (EPIC) program

  • Independent Expert to monitor settlement agreement regarding the transfer of incompetent defendants to  State Hospital

  • Independent expert to monitor settlement agreement between Disability Rights Oregon and the Oregon Department of Corrections regarding the treatment of prisoners with serious mental illness ofprisoners with serious mental illness

National Institute of Justice

National Institute of Corrections
Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration

New Orleans Police Department

    (In collaboration with US Department of Justice) 

Selected Clients

STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
Alabama
Alaska

Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Dist. of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii

SELECT CORPORATIONS
Amazon

American Express
Amgen
Boise Cascade
Borden Foods
Chase Manhattan Bank
Corning, Incorporated
DaimlerChrysler Corporation
FedEx
General Dynamics
Honeywell