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  • 211info (connects people to local resources)
  • Youth Era, 971-334-9295 – program that connects young adults to essential services

Salem area

Portland area (Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington counties)
​Marion County
SE Works (Portland)

Many places ask applicants for their criminal history. If you've been adjudicated as a juvenile, that means that you've technically not been convicted of a crime.

The exception would be if you're required to register as a sex offender. That would show up on a background check. You might be eligible for registration relief.

You can also find out if you qualify for expungement​.

​Housing Assistance

Portland area


Salem emergency/transitional housing: 


Many owners of rental properties will ask applicants whether they have a criminal history. If you've been adjudicated as a juvenile, that means that you've technically not been convicted of a crime.

The exception would be if you're required to register as a sex offender. That would show up on a background check. You might be eligible for registration relief.

You can also find out if you qualify for expungement​.


Oregon IDA Initiative (A program that helps low-income Oregonians save and build financial management skills)

Mercy Corps (New business support and Lifelong Information For Entrepreneurs (LIFE) prison re-entry program)


You can have an influence in affecting change, and you have a right to make a decision. Oregon law​ says that even adults with felonies have the right to vote once they leave prison. ​​Register to vote.​​



​Portland Metro area

Salem area


​Youth are more than welcome to contact staff after leaving OYA custody, but OYA staff cannot initiate contact with former OYA youth, including on social media. Staff is expected to report to their supervisor any contact with current and former youth beyond their professional scope. Read OYA's policy.
If they are contacted by a youth who is with Department of Corrections, OYA staff are also required to notify that person’s supervisor.

​​A driver’s license is usually at the discretion of the parole and probation officer. The decision is individualized and based on merit. Some sentences impose restrictions on driving. See OYA's policy.

Contact the DMV to find out your eligibility.

For Under 18​

For 18 and Over




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