Oakview Juvenile Residential Center | Programs

In-House Programming

OJRC provides a highly structured program consisting of, but not limited to, the following activities:


Life Skills

Youth will receive a minimum of three hours of life skills programming per calendar week. These activities will be prepared or presented by OJRC staff and will cover a variety of areas including, but not limited to, culinary skills, employment skills, and daily living skills.


Current Events

Youth will receive a minimum of two hours of current events programming per calendar week. These activities will be prepared and presented by each youth on a monthly basis and will cover a variety of topics including, but not limited to, local, national and international news and events.


Recreation

Youth will receive a minimum of two hours of recreational programming per day. These activities will be prepared or presented by OJRC staff and will cover a variety of individual and team building activities.


Community Service

Each resident will be required to perform 50 hours of community service prior to release from OJRC. Service will expose the resident to projects, activities, and populations that they traditionally do not have access to such as working with the mentally challenged, nursing homes, and community and civic organizations.


Aggression Replacement Training (ART)

ART is a cognitive behavioral intervention program to help adolescents improve social skill competence and moral reasoning, better manage anger, and reduce aggressive behavior. The program consists of 10 weeks (30 sessions) of intervention training, and is divided into three components—social skills training, anger-control training, and training in moral reasoning. Classes are held one hour per calendar week.


Victim Awareness

Oakview offers a “Victim Awareness” class to better understand the impact of criminal activity upon victims and community. The class covers 11 areas with discussions including, but not limited to, Restorative Justice, property crime, assault, sexual assault, domestic violence, homicide, child abuse, etc. Classes are held one hour per calendar week.


Religious Services

Youth will partake in a religious orientation upon admission. Religious services will be offered on a bi-weekly basis at Warnock Community Church in Warnock, Ohio. All youth also have the opportunity to participate in bi-weekly services with a Youth Pastor from a local church. All religious services are strictly voluntary. Additional services may be requested by the resident and will be reviewed for consideration on a case by case basis.