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We believe each individual is capable, if they choose, to gain the skills and knowledge to think, feel and behave differently.

Juveniles have the capacity to make good choices and must be held responsible for their decisions and actions.

By consistently challenging inappropriate thinking and behavior, individuals are empowered to make better choices.

While supporting the goals and mission of the Oregon Youth Authority, our goal is to assist students in identifying areas in which they need to grow and improve in order to transition safely and successfully into the community and become a productive citizen.  The focus is on the practical realities of teaching the resident how to positively cope with the 'here and now' while addressing their individual issues.

Executive Director
Tony Husske

Program Manager
Dan Harris

Treatment Managers
Matt Hudkins - Director

Michael Dubach

Michael Harty

Lead Staff

Michael Schaefer

Jacob Craven

Juvenile Care Workers
 Tim Mills
Nick Adams

Luke Murphy

Kristina McIntyre

Glen Briscoe

Vince Smigelski


Food Service Manager
Linda Poe






Each Skill Building Unit is self-contained and a student can enter at any point and complete each module as it is presented.  We have developed an assessment tool to determine a student’s knowledge of essential life skills at time of arrival and exit.  Each student will complete all 41 core modules as well as a number of elective credits before graduation.










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The Junction City School District provides a licensed teacher to assist students that need educational services.  Upon arrival, each student is evaluated for reading and writing deficiencies, and if needed, an individualized program is developed to meet their needs.  If a student does not have a GED or high school diploma, they will work toward their educational goals weekly until complete.  GED students will be referred to the Lane Community College – GED program located behind the Haag Home facility.  Diploma students will participate in credit recovery using the computer based program (Oddyseeware).  Essential skills testing will be done through the Junction City High School. 

In addition to the structured educational program, all students will complete a variety of other assignments weekly.  A limited library is available on-site for student use and the community library is available.  Interested students can, with approval, explore classes offered through Lane Community College.  Financial Aid (FASFA) should be applied for as soon as possible following the new year.

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Treatment takes place in various group and individual settings under the supervision and direction of the Treatment Director and Program Managers with the assistance of support staff and contractors.   Our methodology (listed below) includes evidence-based models for exposing and correcting thinking errors.  We expect the residents to take accountability for their own situation, face their irresponsible thoughts and behaviors head-on and take appropriate steps to correct them.  The program, as a whole, is designed to provide a safe and secure setting in which these goals can be obtained. The methods and techniques used and the frequency and intensity of the services are governed by each student's individualized service plan.   This plan is established after working with the residents for 45-days and is reviewed for appropriateness and effectiveness at least every 90-days.

The goal of the Haag Home for Boys treatment program is to reduce the amount of anti-social tendencies a youth has and to increase his pro-social behaviors. The program is committed to being proactive with the principles of effective interventions and the delivery of services identified in reducing recidivism.  Research indicates that punishment alone does not deter offenders from committing new crimes.  Accountability through effective treatment models is the most effective way to control and change criminal behavior.  The Evidence Based treatment models utilized at the Haag Home include: Strategies for Self-Improvement and Change (SSC), Cognitive Restructuring, Moral Reasoning Therapy (MRT), Aggression Reduction Therapy (ART), Skillstreaming & Role modeling, Positive Reinforcement, Punishers, Prosocial Modeling, Skill Building development, Problem Solving, Self-control Skills, Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Sex Offender Treatment. These models and methods target any/all of the 8 - Criminogenic needs and behaviors and have demonstrated effectiveness in reducing recidivism (the likelihood the youth will return to criminal behavior).

We provide:

capbul1a   An opportunity for juveniles to correct thinking & behaviors through a process of intentional, fair and consistent feedback.

capbul1a   A purposeful combination of planned and impromptu services provided within a therapeutic milieu.

capbul1a   An emphasis on developing problem solving, coping, self-help and socialization skills.

capbul1a   Contracted (Country Counseling & Looking Glass Counseling Center) specialists for supplemental mental health services and alcohol & drug treatment.

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