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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OYA central office in Salem and field offices statewide can be reached only by phone or appointment during regular business hours. For more information, call 503-373-7205 or email oya.info@oya.state.or.us.

Welcome to the Oregon Youth Authority

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

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

OYA Foster Care: Family Stories

Meet the employees of OYA

New Beginnings College Scholarship Program

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