Oregon Youth Authority
|Headquarters||530 Center St. N.E. Salem, Oregon 97301|
|Employees||1,100 (April 2015)|
A juvenile crime prevention task force chaired by then-Attorney General of Oregon Ted Kulongoski recommended the creation of a separate juvenile corrections agency. The OYA was established as a distinct agency in 1995.
Secure correctional facilities for boys:
- Eastern Oregon Youth Correctional Facility (Burns)
- Hillcrest Youth Correctional Facility (Salem)
- MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility (Marion County)
- North Coast Youth Correctional Facility (Warrenton)
- Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility (Grants Pass)
- Tillamook Youth Correctional Facility (Tillamook County)
Transition and work study programs include:
The Corvallis House Young Women's Transition Program moved to the Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility and is now known as the Young Women's Transition Program (Aspen YWTP). The program was previously in Corvallis.
Oregon Youth Authority holds a number of other programs. Some examples are J bar J Boys Ranch in Bend, Oregon. This program has been in question due to having partial funding provided by an annual horse show, and youth being grouped 6.43 youth per staff and having alcohol stored in the same building used as a youth apartment and drug and alcohol treatment location with a door that is occasionally not locked barring youth from a large quantity of wine, as well as a in sealed floor covered by sheet metal wrapped in carpet leading to an underground room. Other programs youth are sent to include independent living programs for youth sexual offenders and drug-alcohol treatment.