The Oregon Youth Authority’s facility system provides both secure and transitional environments that ensure public safety and provide accountability and reformation opportunities to youth who represent an unacceptable risk in the community.
The OYA facility system includes ten facilities located in communities across Oregon. The facilities provide the highest level of security and range in size and function and provide a continuum of evidence based services established to prepare youth for return to the community with a lower risk to re-offend. Youth generally live in units of 25 youth, with many of the reformation and treatment activities conducted in these units.
OYA facilities offer a full range of supportive services for youth. These include mental health interventions and counseling, treatment for victims of abuse, physical and dental health care, religious/spiritual services, recreational programs and work experience.
Founded on the principles of personal responsibility, accountability, and reformation, these facilities provide high security, intensive accountability, and treatment designed to meet the specific reformation needs of youth while protecting the public from further criminal behavior. A continuum of reformation and rehabilitative services are provided both by OYA employees and contracted providers from the private sector.