Bar O Boys Ranch

Pride in work....Pride in self

 “Bar-O Boys Ranch is a community resource for minors who need a non-secure confinement.  It is part of a total system of care that provides a safe, protective environment, and promotes individual responsibility and accountability on the part of minors while encouraging professional excellence of the staff.  Its goal is to provide minors with an environment that promotes acceptable community values and behaviors.  We do some of this through projects that promote pride in work.”

Bar-O-Boys Ranch a branch of the Del-Norte County Probation Department is located in northern California near Crescent City California. We are a forty-two-bed facility that sits nestled amongst the beautiful and scenic Smith River surrounded by US Forest land located in the Six Rivers National Forest.

Our emphasis is to promote accountability in our boys based on the William Glassers Choice Theory. Much of our focus centers on cause and effects issues and getting the youth to recognize that the very fact that he is at our facility is statement that something went wrong. Our success working with troubled youths is a direct result of our emphasis on family dynamics and other influences using evidence-based practices compounded with a staff with a combined experience of over seventy-five-years.

Minors that are committed to our program are given many opportunities for personal growth and social development. We have a wide range of vocational programs that promote a strong work ethic for the boys providing them with learning new skills that build a since of pride and self-worth in the youth.