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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
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.


    • Zeta - 1:30-4 p.m.
    • Epsilon - 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    • Alpha/Delta - 1:30-3 p.m.

Visiting Information

Información sobre las visitas

All visitors must get approval from the facility and their youth's unit managers, using this Request to 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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MacLaren and Hillcrest Consolidation

Starting in May 2017, the Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) began to combine our Hillcrest and MacLaren facilities by moving all youth, staff, and programs at Hillcrest over to the MacLaren campus in Woodburn. The final units at Hillcrest will move to MacLaren in August, and Hillcrest is scheduled to close completely by Sept. 1.  



  • To learn about changes to processes at MacLaren, read about how programs will work on the MacLaren campus, and see images of some of the MacLaren buildings, check out OYA’s Consolidation Newsletter under “Latest News” on our 10-Year Plan for Facilities page.  
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Special Projects

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

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