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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 also information on social characteristics of OYA youth, close custody capacity, length of stay, and budget and employment statistics.
2020     January
2019     January   July
2018     January   July
2017     January   July
2016     January   July
2015     January   July
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OYA Research & Evaluation

OYA Recidivism Risk Assessment

Research Brief: OYA Recidivism Risk Assessment

OYA Recidivism Risk Assessment - Modeling Risk to Recidivate 

Research Brief: OYA Recidivism Risk Assessment - Violent Crime

OYA Recidivism Risk Assessment - Violent Crime (ORRA-V) - Modeling Risk to Recidivate with a Violent Crime

Research Summary 

OYA Nuisance Incident Risk Assessment (O-NIRA) (July 2011)

OYA Violent Incident Risk Assessment (O-VIRA) (July 2011)


Feeder System Project

The Feeder System to the Oregon Youth Authority is a significant research study that is part of the Community Context component of the Youth Reformation System. The Feeder System uses data from juvenile justice and other collaborating agencies in the social service continuum to determine the individual, family, and service characteristics that predict the likelihood of criminal justice system involvement. Each of the following research reports and briefs address one of the primary questions driving Feeder System research. Single page summaries of each report are available upon request from the author.
Research Question 1: Are there opportunities to intervene in the lives of at-risk individuals and prevent later involvement in the justice system?
Research Question 2: Given the opportunities for prevention, which agencies and/or client populations are the best targets for intervention?
Research Question 3: What are the individual and family characteristics and service utilization patterns associated with increased risk of justice system involvement?
Additional Reports



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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 2001-17:
Recidivism Outcomes for FY 2001-17 Cohorts
Corrections Today article:



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OYA Reports

Strategic Plan

Budget Documents

2019-21 Governor's Balanced Budget

2019-21 Agency Request Budget

Budget Documents


2017-19 Legislatively Adopted Budget

2017-19 Governor's Balanced Budget

2017-19 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  

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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 182.515-525), 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).

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 toward a collaborative process to assist in the resolution of issues that affect both tribal and state governments.
OYA's Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (OIIR) Native American Coordinator is the Chair of the Public Safety Cluster Group. 
Oregon Youth Authority Government-to-Government Reports on Tribal Relations:

Audit Reports  

Secretary of State Audits' Division - OYA Audit Reports

PREA 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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Females in the Oregon Juvenile Justice System
  • February 2019
OYA Biennial Reports


Youth Safety Guides
Family Guides for parents and families



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