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Welcome to the Oregon Youth Authority

OYA's charge is to protect the public and reduce crime by holding youth accountable for their behavior.

We continue to improve our treatment, education, and job training services to provide youth with the opportunity to learn personal responsibility and develop the skills and behaviors they need to make positive choices for themselves.

 Two OYA Youth Facilities Close 

  • North Coast Youth Correctional Facility in Warrenton closed on Oct. 1, 2017. All youth were paroled out (if appropriate), or transferred to other OYA facilities. 

Hillcrest Youth Correctional Facility in Salem closed on Sept. 1, 2017.  All of its staff, programs, and youth who were there at that time moved to MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn.

Learn more on our 10-Year Plan Site.

​​We are a national leader in using evidence-based, effective treatment practices to prevent youth from committing additional crimes and to teach them pro-social behaviors.
Our goal is to help youth lead crime-free lives and become productive members of their communities.  
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New Beginnings College Scholarship Program

New Beginnings is a scholarship program that helps youth offenders with no other resources take online college classes.