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Youth at Riverbend are not allowed to receive phone calls. If you want to pass on important information to your child, or get updates on how they are doing, contact the camp counselor.

Youth may make phone calls to people on their approved contacts list. The frequency and length of calls depends on the individual. 

For more information, contact Leon Fuller, camp counselor, at 541-663-8801 ext. 232 or leon.fuller@oya.state.or.us​.

To help us make sure mail gets to your child, please put their full legal name and Juvenile Justice Information System (JJIS) number, if you know it, on the envelope. 

Riverbend staff open and inspect all mail to make sure it does not contain contraband or anything that is detrimental to facility security, safety, or order. This is to keep all youth and staff safe.

According to OYA policy​, the following types of mail are not allowed, and may be rejected:
  • Mail with escape plans or plans to commit a crime or violate facility rules.
  • Sexually explicit material.
  • Contraband items, including but not limited to weapons, explosives, medications, electronic items, negotiable instruments (orders or promises to pay money), or photos with chemical substances on the back.
  • Mail from other incarcerated people, including other youth at OYA facilities, unless the facility superintendent approves in advance.
  • Mail to or from the youth’s victims, including through third parties, unless the facility superintendent approves in advance.
  • Publications that are contraband or harmful to a youth’s reformation.
  • Mail with attachments or enclosures that are glued, taped, or otherwise affixed to the envelope or its contents, such as stickers.
  • Mail that does not have a sending or return address.
  • Unauthorized business transactions, such as subscription promotions or credit card requests or applications.
If your mail is rejected, we will notify you and your youth within five business days of when we reject it. The notification will include information about how to appeal.

​For more information about visiting youth at Riverbend, read our Visiting Information​ page.

​In lieu of an in-person visit, youth are allowed to video call families using Microsoft Teams. For more information on how to schedule a video visit, contact Leon Fuller, camp counselor, at 541-663-8801 ext. 232, or leon.fuller@oya.state.or.us​.

Guide to Microsoft Teams for families - English

Guía de Microsoft Teams para familias - español​​



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