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Hillcrest Youth Correctional Facility

General Information


Hillcrest Youth Correctional Facility
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2450 Strong Road SE
Salem, OR  97302-9676 
Information:  503-986-0400
FAX:  503-986-0406


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Hillcrest Youth Correctional Facility
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Population Served

  • Males ages 12-25
  • Budgeted capacity is 180 beds
  • Statewide male intake and parole violator intake assessment
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OYA recognizes the importance of interaction between youth in its custody and family and members of the community.  Such access allows youth to maintain positive relationships that can help with their reformation and contribute to effective planning for their treatment needs.

Who may visit:  Visitation is limited to people who are integral to the youth's case plan (such as family members, the youth's attorney, and people involved in the youth's treatment).  

  • General Sunday visitation schedules are established for each living unit.
    • Gamma/Sigma - 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    • Omega/Zeta - 1:30 - 4 p.m.
    • Epsilon - 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    • Alpha/Delta - 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Special visits, outside of regular visitation schedules, may be arranged through the Treatment Manager or designee if the parents/guardians are unavailable to visit on Sundays.
  • Visitation is supervised by OYA staff.
  • OYA staff will inform visitors of applicable rules, policies, and procedures relating to visitation prior to entry into the facility.
  • Staff will consider all requests for visitation and allow or deny the visit on the basis of what would best benefit the youth, within the interests of facility security and order.

Visitors may only bring these items into the facility:

  • Current photo ID
  • Automobile key and remote (only)
  • Life-sustaining medication in its original prescription container
  • Basic necessities for an infant in a clear plastic bag (will be inspected)
  • Cash to purchase snacks

Visitors may not bring or wear these items into the facility:

  • Wallets or purses
  • Cell phones and watch phones
  • Cameras
  • Pictures (must be mailed to the facility)
  • Torn clothing (jeans, shirt, etc.)
  • Sleeveless shirts, tank tops, and short shorts/skirts
  • Any clothing that has professional sports team logos or insignia
  • Hats, beanies, or any headwear
  • Underwire bras are discouraged and should not be worn as this could prevent access to the facility.  Bras without metal wire are recommended.

Request for Visit Form

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Testing Water for Lead

Starting in February 2017, the Oregon Youth Authority is testing the water at all of our close-custody facilities for lead. We are testing outlets used for drinking and cooking. Lead can be harmful to people's health, and we want to make sure all youth and staff are safe and healthy.​
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Special Projects

Click here for a collection of youth projects from the Hillcrest Creative Writing Group.

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