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OYA Facility Services

About OYA Facilities

The Oregon Youth Authority’s facility system provides both secure and transitional environments that ensure public safety and provide accountability and reformation opportunities to youth who represent an unacceptable risk in the community. 
The OYA facility system includes nine facilities located in communities across Oregon. Founded on the principles of personal responsibility, accountability, and reformation, these facilities provide high security, intensive accountability, and treatment designed to meet the specific reformation needs of youth while protecting the public from further criminal behavior.

OYA employees and private contractors provide a continuum of evidence-based reformation and rehabilitative services to prepare youth for return to the community with a lower risk to re-offend. These include education and vocation programs, mental health interventions and counseling, crime-specific treatment, physical and dental health care, religious/spiritual services, cultural supports and programs, recreational programs, work experience and transition services.

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Population Served

OYA facilities serve youth between the ages of 12 and 24 who committed crimes before they turned 18. Youth include those committed to OYA's legal and physical custody by county juvenile courts, as well as youth committed to the Department of Corrections by adult courts. The latter group may remain in OYA's physical custody up to age 25.
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Male Facilities


Eastern Oregon Youth Correctional Facility
1800 West Monroe
Burns, OR  97720
Information:  541-573-3133
FAX:  541-573-3665
Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility 
2001 NE F Street
Grants Pass, OR  97526-4813 
Information:  541-471-2862, ext. 221
FAX:  541-471-2861
MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility
2630 North Pacific Highway
Woodburn, OR  97071-8999 
Information:  503-981-9531
FAX:  503-982-4433
Tillamook Youth Correctional Facility 
6700 Officer Row
Tillamook, OR  97141-8903 
Information:  503-842-2565, ext. 221
FAX:  503-842-4918


Now Closed
Hillcrest Youth Correctional Facility
Hillcrest closed on Sept. 1, 2017, and all youth who were there at that time moved to MacLaren. If you have a question about a youth who was at Hillcrest, please contact his juvenile parole and probation officer (JPPO), or call MacLaren's main number:
North Coast Youth Correctional Facility
North Coast closed on Oct. 1, 2017. If you have a question about a youth who was at North Coast, please contact his juvenile parole and probation officer (JPPO), or call OYA at 503-373-7205. 
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Female Facilities

Oregon strives to be a national leader in effective correctional services to young women with positive measurable outcomes.  Oregon is committed to providing gender specific programming and services for young women in the OYA system.

Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility 

4400 Lochner Road SE
Albany, OR  97322
Information:  541-791-5900
FAX:   541-791-5937

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Transition/Work Study Facilities

Transition programs provide a bridge from the secure facilities to a community placement. They provide youth the opportunity to continue treatment, attend school and build vocational skills. Youth work on community service projects, supervised work crews and town jobs to instill a work ethic, accountability and responsibility through payment of restitution to both victims and the community.

Camp Florence Youth Transitional Facility

04859 South Jetty Road
Florence, OR  97439-8531
Information: 541-997-2076
FAX: 541-997-4217

Camp Tillamook Youth Transitional Facility

6820 Barracks Circle
Tillamook, OR  97141-9683
Information: 503-842-4243
FAX: 503-842-1476

Camp Riverbend Youth Transitional Facility
58231 Oregon Highway 244
La Grande, OR  97850-7240 
Information: 541-663-8801
FAX: 541-663-9181

Young Women's Transition Program​

4400 Lochner Road SE
Albany, OR 97322

Information: 541-791-5900
FAX: 541-791-5937

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OYA recognizes the importance of interaction between youth in its custody with family and members of the community. Such access allows youth to maintain contact with their families and community, and contributes to effective planning for the youth's treatment needs.

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Treatment Services

All OYA facilities provide services designed to reduce future criminal and anti-social thought and behavior through a variety of treatment services.  OYA continues to emphasize evidence-based treatment approaches.  These approaches are based primarily on Cognitive Behavioral and Social Learning models.  OYA places a high value on providing services that are culturally competent and gender-specific to provide youth the best opportunity for positive change.

Reformation services focus on reducing criminogenic risk factors and building positive, pro-social skills.  These concepts are implemented in OYA facilities through a multi-disciplinary team approach that utilizes appropriate assessment measures to identify areas of risk and needs.  These areas are then addressed through the implementation of an individualized case plan for each youth.  Parents are encouraged to participate in case planning by attending multi-disciplinary meetings and family visitation.  

Treatment Services has a primary role in meeting these OYA goals:

  • Reduce juvenile crime by providing an appropriate continuum of services based upon risk/needs, supporting juvenile crime prevention efforts, and continuously seeking program and service improvements, using research and quality assurance as guides.

  • Ensure accountability of the juvenile justice system by creating an open agency that uses data and research to guide practices, uses performance measures, and evaluates its programs and practices for efficiency and effectiveness.

Click for information on OYA's Treatment Services.

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Education Services

Education services are provided in all facilities by a local school district or education service district through contract with the Oregon Department of Education.

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Vocational Training and Youth Work Programs

OYA provides several work experience opportunities for eligible youth in OYA custody. Youth receive occupational safety training, vocational training, and hands on work experience in jobs that will lead to employment in the community upon release. Work experiences include supervised work crews, assistants in various trades under the close supervision of skilled trade people, and specialized vocational programs aligned with emerging businesses and technologies. 
In addition to learning specific vocational skills, youth also learn the responsibilities of being prepared, productive and engaged in the job they are assigned. 

Part of the Youth Work Program Safety and Training (YWPST) vocational tracking is also the training and tracking of National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) curriculum provided by staff involved in Vocational and Educational Services for Older Youth (VESOY).


Youth-Made Products

OYA youth make a wide variety of products while participating in vocational education and workskills programs to gain experience in a trade or business practice. By-products of these skill building programs are available to the public to purchase.

Click for information on vocational programs and youth-made products.

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Facility Development

Performance-based Standards (PbS)

Since 1998, all of OYA's youth correctional facilities have participated in the Performance-based Standards (PbS) project.  This project is designed to improve the conditions of confinement and quality of programming through measurement of specific standards in the areas of safety, security, order, health/mental health, programming, justice, and reintegration. 
Oregon was the first state to include all of its youth correctional facilities in the PbS project, and has since added its transition program to PbS.

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FAQs & Policies

Frequently asked questions by families of youth committed to OYA custody

Facility-related policies

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