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Camp Riverbend Youth Transitional Facility

General Information

RiverBend Facility  

Camp Riverbend Youth Transitional Facility (click for map)
58231 Oregon Highway 244
La Grande, OR  97850-7240 
FAX:  541-663-9181

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Population Served

  • Males
  • Budgeted capacity is 50 beds
  • Transition services
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OYA recognizes the importance of interaction between youth in its custody and family and members of the community. Such access allows youth to maintain positive relationships that can help with their rehabilitation and contribute to effective planning for their treatment needs.
  • Saturdays and Sundays, between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

  • Special visits outside of regular visitation schedules may be arranged.

  • Visitation is supervised by OYA staff.

  • OYA staff will inform visitors of applicable rules, policies, and procedures relating to visitation prior to entry into the facility.

  • Staff will consider all requests for visitation and allow or deny the visit on the basis of what would best benefit the offender, within the interests of facility security and order.

  • Visitation is limited to those persons who are integral to the youth´s case plan (e.g., family members, youth´s attorney, and persons involved in the youth´s treatment).
All visitors must get approval from the facility and their youth's unit managers, using this Request to Visit form. 
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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 Camp Riverbend, initial tests found two outlets with levels of lead and one outlet with levels of copper that were above the level where we take immediate action. We immediately took these outlets out of use for drinking or cooking. We are working on a plan to replace and re-test all of these outlets.
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