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Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility

General Information

Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility  (click for map)
4400 Lochner Rd. SE
Albany, OR 97322

FAX:  541-791-5937

​The Young Women's Transition Program (YWTP) is also located at the Oak Creek site.
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Population Served

  • Females
  • Budgeted capacity is 75 beds
  • Statewide female intake and parole violator intake assessment
  • Gender specific programming 

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OYA recognizes the importance of interaction between offenders in its custody with family and members of the community.  Such access allows offenders to maintain contact with their families and community, and contributes to effective planning for an offender´s treatment needs.

  • Oak Creek visiting hours:
  • Wednesdays, 5-8 p.m.
  • Saturdays and Sundays
    • 9:30-11:30 a.m.
    • 12-2 p.m.
    • 2:30-4:30 p.m.
  • All visitors first must get approval from the facility and their youth’s unit managers, using this form:
  • You must schedule your visit before you come, no more than 10 days in advance. To schedule, call 541-791-5900 during business hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • If you are unable to visit during the regularly scheduled times, contact your youth’s case coordinator or living unit manager, who may consider different arrangements.
  • Youth may not have more than four visitors at a time.
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Family Guides

The Family Guides provide a quick orientation to parents/guardians when their youth are placed in OYA custody. These guides are mailed to parents along with other important information, including contact information for their youth's case workers.
Please click on the links below to access the guides (you will need the free Acrobat Reader to open the documents -- a link is available at the bottom of this page). 
Youth in Close Custody - Family Guide
Benefits for Youth in Facilities
Family Guide to Oak Creek
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Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility is an all-female facility. It provides OYA and the juvenile justice system an opportunity to engage in services specific to our young women in Oregon.  There are some key elements that have been identified in working with a gender-specific population that the Oregon Youth Authority, working with national experts, has utilized in the development of treatment curriculum and service delivery.
Gender Specific Programming
  • Creating the facility culture from day one
  • Evidence-based treatment curriculum
    • Dialectical Behavior Treatment (DBT),  a research-supported treatment which combines cognitive behavioral therapy and methods with Eastern medi­tative principles and practices.
  • Service delivery/best practices, approaches that are specifically responsive to females, physically/emotionally safe environment, environment that values young women, health and fitness needs.
  • Opportunities for living unit cross over/campus involvement
  • Minority/cultural considerations, responsivity opportunities
  • Volunteer Services, mentor program, animal visit program.

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Testing Water for Lead



Starting in February 2017, the Oregon Youth Authority began testing the water at all of our facilities for lead and copper. Lead can be harmful to people's health, and we wanted to make sure all youth, staff, contractors, volunteers, and visitors are safe and healthy.​
At Oak Creek, initial tests found eight outlets with levels of lead and zero outlets with levels of copper that were above the level where we take immediate action. We immediately took the outlets with elevated lead levels out of use for drinking and cooking. We are working on a plan to replace and re-test all of these outlets.
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