The Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs has transferred management of two adventure program facilities previously operated by SWOSU to Oklahoma Family Counseling Services (OFCS).
OFCS, based in Moore, now operates the Foss Lake and Cedar Canyon programs for adjudicated adolescent males. Orion Services of Southwestern Oklahoma will take over a third program in Lawton in September.
SWOSU began its partnership with the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs in 1995 when the university started the Foss Lake Adventure Program. The program expanded to five other sites: Cedar Canyon (south of Weatherford), Lawton, Butler, Nash and Lake Tenkiller. The Butler, Nash and Lake Tenkiller programs were discontinued earlier and are no longer in operation.
SWOSU President Randy Beutler said the university appreciated its partnership with OJA and during that time period was pleased to provide a valuable service to the people of the State of Oklahoma.