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Services for Youth

Not all treatment programs are offered at every OYA facility. However, all facilities do offer an array of treatment to address developmental needs and risks related to criminal behavior.

Each youth’s treatment team selects the most appropriate combination of treatment programs based on the youth’s needs and personal characteristics.​

Elements of treatment for OYA youth include:
  • Addressing needs that are likely to lead to criminal behavior
  • Engaging families​
  • Addressing mental health or trauma
  • Addressing substance use
  • Teaching life and social skills​
  • Providing education and vocational training
  • Providing medical services
During their stay at Camp Tillamook, youth will have daily responsibilities, staff and peer interactions, and participation in the therapy process. 

Treatment includes sexually harming behavioral treatment, facilitated by a licensed behavioral health specialist, and substance use treatment, facilitated by the camp counselor. We also offer some family sessions with our contracted therapist. 

Learn more on the Treatment for OYA Youth page​, or by contacting the camp counselor.​​
While your child is with OYA, we will make sure their needs are met. This includes medical care, dental care, and mental health care. Tillamook Youth Correctional Facility, next to Camp Tillamook, has a medical clinic for youth from both facilities. It is staffed by one nurse. We have contracts with health care providers in the community for services we cannot provide. Mental health services are also provided on site. Camp Tillamook youth travel to MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility’s clinic for dental services.

Payment for medical services: OYA pays for all necessary medical services for all youth in our correctional facilities. Youth are not eligible to receive Oregon Health Plan benefits while they are in OYA facilities.
Private health insurance: If you already have private health insurance for your youth, you should keep it, and let Camp Tillamook know about it. If your youth needs emergency or specialty care somewhere outside of our facilities, your insurance could help pay for this. It also could get you a deduction on our child support payments.    

Receiving medical information about your child:
OYA health service follows HIPAA privacy guidelines.  We are not allowed to release medical information about youth in our custody without a signed release.
  • Youth who are 14 and younger must have a release of information signed by Camp Tillamook’s director.
  • Youth who are 15 and older must sign a release of information form before we can share their medical information.
If you have questions or want updates about your youth’s medical care, please contact their camp counselor.

Learn more at the Health Services page.
To successfully fulfill OYA’s mission, we must ensure that we effectively meet the needs of all youth and communities, especially those who are marginalized.

OYA works to provide culturally appropriate services at all our facilities, both for youth who identify as part of marginalized groups, and for all our youth to learn to understand and respect other cultures. Many, but not all, of these services are led by our Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (OIIR). 

We provide services to meet the needs of many groups, including:
  • Native American
  • Latinx
  • African American
  • Asian and Pacific Islander
  • LGBTQ+

We also provide a free tattoo removal program for any youth wishing to get rid of gang-related, sex trafficking-related, or other anti-social tattoos.

To learn more about our cultural services, contact:
Ann Butte

In addition to services provided by OIIR, Camp Tillamook has a staff member who is available to provide Spanish translation. Learn more by calling 503-842-4243, ext. 326.

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Camp youth also can take advantage of enrichment programs, including:
  • Cultural events
  • Supervised volunteer work in the community, such as setting up for events at the fairgrounds and helping the homeless.
  • Fishing
  • Beach hikes
  • Bowling

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