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Welcome to the Oregon Youth Authority

OYA's charge is to protect the public and reduce crime by holding youth offenders 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.



10-Year Plan for Facilities

We have some exciting projects in the works — get all the latest updates.

See the changes in our video, "Letting in the Light."

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

Click here for a collection of youth projects from the Hillcrest Creative Writing Group.

New Beginnings College Scholarship Program

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

Job and Contract Opportunities