Paladin Eastside Services, Inc. (formerly Paladin Eastside Psychological Services, Inc.) began as a counseling and mental health facility in 1992. In 2006, in addition to continuing as a mental health care provider, the company expanded its operations to include private correctional facility management. It began operating the SMART program for Travis County, Texas, at a facility located in Del Valle, Texas. In 2008, Paladin Eastside began operating the Tri-County Justice and Detention Center in Ullin, Illinois. In January 2014, a new company Eastside Psychological Services, Inc. was created as a separate entity to operate the psychological clinics in California. Paladin Eastside Psychological Services, Inc. changed its name to Paladin Eastside Services, Inc. and continues to provide management and operational services for correctional facilities.


Dr. Octavio Delgado, the principal of Paladin Eastside, has been a licensed psychologist in California since 1991. In that time, he has had extensive experience in providing family and individual counseling, treating victims of crimes, preventing and treating of addictive behaviors, reunifying dysfunctional families, counseling halfway house residents, and rehabilitating criminal offenders. Dr. Delgado was employed for 7 years by Eclectic Communications, Inc. (ECI) which was involved in management of private corrections facilities. During that time he was a program director for a halfway house and was part of their management team. Since 2006, Dr. Delgado has expanded his expertise in the management aspects of private detention facilities through Paladin Eastside’s management of the Travis County SMART program in Texas and the Tri-County Justice & Detention Center in Ullin, Illinois.