BEND, Ore. - Following an audit conducted by the Oregon Youth Authority, J Bar J Boys Ranch was deemed highly effective as a residential treatment program.
The Evidence Based Correctional Program Checklist (CPC) is a tool developed to assess correctional intervention programs and is used to determine how closely correctional programs meet known principles of effective intervention.
Several recent studies conducted by the University of Cincinnati on both adult and juvenile programs were used to develop and validate the indicators on the CPC. These indicators focus on Leadership and Development, Staff, and Quality Assurance.
J Bar J Boys Ranch received a rating of "highly effective." In a review of 500 programs similar to the Boys Ranch, only 6% received this rating nationwide.
In addition to the oversight provided by the Oregon Youth Authority, the Boys Ranch is closely monitored by the Oregon Department of Human Services and works with counties throughout Oregon. In addition to treatment, the youth focus on education and community service, including trail maintenance and preparing backpacks with food for local school children.
"We've recently had two graduates of the Ranch come back to let us know how valuable the program was for them. While it is difficult circumstances that bring boys to our program, many respond to the opportunity they have to make different choices with their behaviors." Amy Fraley, Program Director.