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John Aarons, M.S.
President, Treatment Foster Care Consultants, Inc., Eugene, Oregon


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John Aarons currently heads Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO) as President of Treatment Foster Care Consultants, Inc. (TFCC). Prior to joining TFCC, John worked for over 35 years in the field of juvenile justice as a practitioner and leader.  In 2016, John retired from the position of Assistant Division Manager at Lane County Division of Youth Services, the juvenile justice provider for Lane County, Oregon.  As Assistant Division Manager, John was responsible for the implementation of culturally competent, evidence-based interventions designed to reduce recidivism and encourage pro-social development in youthful offenders across the spectrum of programming.

Along with two colleagues at Lane County Department of Youth Services, John developed and has implemented “Options to Anger” a nationally recognized, evidence-based model aimed at reducing anger and violence.  He has published numerous articles addressing anger reduction and co-authored a book on the field of juvenile justice: Dispatches from Juvenile Hall: How to Fix a Failing System (Penguin Pub. 2009). 

John has worked as an associate with Justice System Partners and other juvenile justice consulting firms, providing training, technical assistance and consulting in the United States, Stavropol, Russia, and Halifax, Nova Scotia.

"TFCO was developed as an alternative to institutional, residential, and group care placements for children and youth with severe emotional and behavioral disorders. Contact me anytime to learn more about how our evidence-base model can assist your efforts."

— John Aarons

John graduated from the University of Oregon with a Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, combining corrections and counseling.  He is certified through the University of Cincinnati as a trainer in the delivery of effective practices in community supervision (EPICS), cognitive behavioral interventions, and the correctional program checklist.  He is a charter member of the State of Oregon Juvenile Corrections Training Team, and received training through the National Institute of Corrections and the Board of Public Safety and Standards Training in the State of Oregon. 

John has presented workshops for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, National Center for Juvenile Justice, and has conducted trainings on a variety of topics for professionals in corrections, juvenile justice, education, child welfare, and related fields.

John is an instructor at the University of Oregon, in the Education Department, Substance Abuse Prevention Program, Guest instructor at North Caucasus Federal University, Stavropol, Russia, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, College of the Redwoods, and Lane Community College.

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