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Oregon Youth Authority

The Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) is a state agency of Oregon, headquartered in Suite 200 of the 530 Center St. NE building in Salem.[1] The agency operates juvenile corrections.

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.[2]


Facilities include:[3]

Secure correctional facilities for boys:

Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility in Albany is the state's only secure correctional facility for girls.[3]

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).[3] The program was previously in Corvallis.[4]


  1. ^ "Contact Us." Oregon Youth Authority. Retrieved on August 24, 2010.
  2. ^ "About us." Oregon Youth Authority. Retrieved on August 24, 2010.
  3. ^ a b c "OYA Facilities." Oregon Youth Authority. Retrieved on August 24, 2010.
  4. ^ "OYA Facilities." Oregon Youth Authority. April 30, 2008. Retrieved on August 24, 2010.

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  • Oregon Youth Authority
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