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OYA Quick Facts

OYA's Quick Facts provide not only an overview of youth demographics in both Community Programs and Close Custody, but information on social characteristics of OYA youth, close custody capacity, length of stay, and budget and employment statistics.
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OYA Recidivism

OYA's Research and Evaluation Unit compiles and analyzes data on recidivism rates of various cohorts of OYA youth.

Tracking recidivism supports the OYA’s mission by measuring the extent to which agency services have been able to protect the public. In addition, reporting the recidivism measure reflects the agency’s values of excellence in public service, openness, and accountability to the public. 
FY 2001-15:
FY 2001-05: 
Corrections Today article:

Juvenile Recidivism - Measuring Success or Failure: Is There a Difference?  (February/March 2011)
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OYA Reports

Annual Performance Progress Reports






Fiscal Year 2015-16
Fiscal Year 2014-15
Fiscal Year 2013-14

Fiscal Year 2012-13

Fiscal Year 2011-12
Fiscal Year 2010-11 
Fiscal Year 2009-10 
Fiscal Year 2008-09 
Fiscal Year 2007-08 
Fiscal Year 2006-07 

Strategic Plan
LFO Analysis

Budget Documents


2017-19 Governor's Balanced Budget

2017-19 Agency Request Budget

Budget Documents
​2015-17 Legislatively Adopted Budget









2015-17 Governor's Balanced Budget 

2015-17 Agency Request Budget 

Budget Documents









2013-15 Legislatively Adopted Budget











2013-15 Legislative Budget Note Report -
Youth Reformation System Implementation and Facilities Optimization Report
2013-15 Governor's Balanced Budget 

2013-15 Agency Request Budget

Population Forecast






The Office of Economic Analysis (OEA) provides objective forecasts of the state’s economy, revenue, population, corrections population, and Youth Authority population to enable the governor, the legislature, state agencies, and the public to achieve their goals.
The Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) Demand Forecast provides a population forecast of youth committed to the Oregon Youth Authority over the next decade.

Office of Economic Analysis Juvenile Corrections Population Forecast  

Progress Reports:

















Senate Bill 267 - Evidence-Based Practices

In 2004 legislation was drafted to mandate the use of evidence-based practices for youths and adults at risk of involvement in the criminal justice and correctional systems. 
The Oregon state Senate Bill 267, which later was enacted into state law (ORS 185.515-525), proposed that state-funded programs use treatment practices shown by research to have an impact on reducing the risk to recidivate and/or decrease the likelihood that persons will be hospitalized for mental health crises. This state mandate applies to the Department of Corrections, Oregon Youth Authority, State Commission on Children and Families, and the Office of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS). 
In compliance with this law, agencies must demonstrate that 25% of the monies spent on programming be spent on evidence-based services in the fiscal year 2005-2007. Implementation of the mandate occurs at a graduated level system in which agencies are required to demonstrate 50% of their monies are spent on evidence-based practices in 2007-2009, and 75% of monies in 2009-2011. Currently, the Oregon Youth Authority has surpassed the legislative target for this biennium.

OYA SB 267 Progress Report, September 2016 (pdf)

OYA SB 267 Progress Report, September 2014 (pdf)

Senate Bill 770 - Oregon Tribal Government-to-Government Report 

Senate Bill 770 Public Safety Cluster Groups Membership of the Public Safety Cluster Group consists of representatives of public safety agencies from both state and tribal governments.  The Public Safety Cluster works towards a collaborative process to assist in the resolution of issues that affect both tribal and state governments.
OYA's Office of Minority Services Native American Coordinator is the Chair of the Public Safety Cluster Group.
Oregon Youth Authority Government-to-Government Reports on Tribal Relations:

Equal Access to Gender-Appropriate Services

On July 28, 1993, Governor Barbara Roberts signed into law House Bill 3576 (ORS 417.270) — a law that, for the first time in Oregon, required state agencies serving children under the age of 18 to plan, implement and provide equal access to gender-appropriate services, and ensure parity in the allocation of moneys and services to males and females.
Senate Bill 1 (1995) established the Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) and charged the OYA with the responsibility to "apply the equal access provisions of ORS 417.270 in the development and administration of youth correction facilities, programs and services…”  The OYA is pleased to submit this 2007 report outlining the agency’s efforts to ensure a continuum of gender-appropriate services for all youth offenders.

Mental Health and Offenders in OYA Custody

The OYA conducts a mental health/substance abuse survey every two years on all offenders in OYA custody. The resulting data is analyzed to detect gaps in youth services and is used to advocate for services during the budget process.

Juvenile Sex Offender Management Grant

Oregon's Juvenile Sex Offender Management Grant project is a collaboration of the Oregon juvenile justice system including the Oregon Youth Authority, county juvenile departments, district attorneys, the defense bar, victim advocates, child welfare, education, law enforcement, academia, and treatment providers.   The grant (December 2003 - June 2006) allowed the juvenile justice stakeholder community to assess current practices and develop and implement a more comprehensive approach to the management and treatment of juvenile sex offenders. 

Governor's Task Force on Juvenile Justice Final Report (1994) (.pdf)

Audit Reports  

Secretary of State Audits' Division - OYA Audit Reports








The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) [signed September 4, 2003] applies to all federal and state prisons, jails, police lock-ups, private facilities, and community correctional settings, and includes adult and juvenile male and female facilities.
PREA supports preventing sexual assault and rape within corrections systems.  It mandates national data collection efforts, provides funding for program development and research, and creates a national commission to develop standards and accountability measures.
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JJIS Data Evaluation Reports

Annual Data & Evaluation reports are published by the Juvenile Justice Information System (JJIS) Steering Committee.  The intent of these reports is to aid in the overall planning, development, and evaluation of programs designed to reduce juvenile crime.
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Published Articles

Corrections Today
o    Collete S. Peters, former Director of OYA and chair of Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators Positive Youth Outcomes
o    Shannon Myrick, Ph.D., OYA Research Analyst
o    Karen Brazeau, former Deputy Director of OYA
o    Jill Petersen, former OYA Systems Manager
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OYA Biennial Reports






Family Guides for parents and families of
Individualized Services Handbook - "Individualized Services" is a funding source designed for providing individualized case plan services to youth offenders.
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