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Community Residential Services
Community Residential Services
The Oregon Youth Authority’s community residential services system provides both staff-secure and transitional placements for youth offenders who cannot remain in their own homes based on their risk to reoffend and specific individual needs.  These placements ensure public safety by providing supervised living environments, and provide accountability and opportunities for reformation to youth offenders.
Community residential placements serve youth offenders ranging in age from 12 – 25 who have been adjudicated prior to age 18 in juvenile courts and committed to the OYA. 
The community residential services system includes approximately 40 programs located in communities around Oregon.  These programs range in size and function to provide a continuum of evidence-based services established to address youth offender criminogenic risk factors and provide support until they are able to return home or live independently.  They include residential treatment, independent living, assessment and evaluation and Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC) programs.
A multi-disciplinary partnership between the Oregon Youth Authority, county juvenile departments, contracted residential providers and other stakeholders promotes effective communication, shared case planning, efficient service delivery and the utilization of evidence based models to provide appropriate reformation services.  Reformation services begin with standardized assessment measures that identify youth offender risk, need and responsivity factors that are used to create individualized service plans.  Reformation services focus on reducing criminogenic risk factors by teaching pro-social skills and addressing antisocial thinking, primarily through cognitive-behavioral and social learning models. 
The Oregon Youth Authority collaborates with contracted residential providers to establish evidence-based service criteria.  The OYA and its contracted residential providers place a high value on providing services that are culturally competent and gender-specific to offer youth the best opportunity for positive change.  Families are also an integral and valued part of the multi-disciplinary team, and have opportunities to participate in case planning, counseling, parent training and supported home visits.  Education programs are provided in all residential settings through local school and education service districts.  Contracted residential providers offer a full range of supportive services to youth, including mental health interventions and counseling, treatment for victims of abuse, physical and dental health care, religious/spiritual services if requested, recreational programs and work experience.

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