Dr. Domonique Rice is the Deputy Administrator of Quality and Oversight, leading the Division's teams focused on systems improvement and quality assurance including the Child Welfare Family Programs Office, the Children's Mental Health Planning and Evaluation Unit, the Juvenile Justice Programs Office, and DCFS' Systems Advocate.
Dr. Domonique Rice earned her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in organizational leadership from Wright State University, her Master of Science (M.S.) in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University, and her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Advanced Studies in Human Services from Walden University.
She has extensive experience in the following settings: Private practice, community-based services, state adult corrections, state psychiatric forensic hospitals, and state juvenile corrections. Dr. Rice has experience providing client-centered therapeutic services to clients from all walks of life which includes individual, couples, and family therapy. She has experience working with clients apart of the LGBTQIA population, polyamorous couples, and same-sex couples.
She is board-certified trained at the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, Inc. which provided her with specialized training to become a Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator, Certified Child Custody Evaluator, and Certified Forensic Behavior Analyst.
More recently, she was employed with the State of Ohio Department of Youth Services on a full-time basis and was responsible for developing and implementing policies, procedures, clinical, administrative, and assessment services specific to family engagement, severe mental illness, and developmental disability population, trauma-informed care, and human trafficking agency oversight.