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A building in downtown Salem houses the leased central offices of the Oregon Youth Authority. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

A building in downtown Salem houses the leased central offices of the Oregon Youth Authority. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) holds youth offenders accountable and provides opportunities for reformation. OYA exercises legal and physical custody of offenders committed to OYA by juvenile courts, and physical custody of young offenders committed to the Oregon Department of Corrections by adult courts. The agency serves the state’s most delinquent youth ages 12 through 24 who commit crimes before their 18th birthday.

OYA manages the supervision and administration of youth correctional facilities, state youth probation and parole services, and community out-of-home placements for youth. OYA also provides funding for community-delivered delinquency prevention and intervention initiatives.

Through evidence-based treatment and rehabilitation programs, classroom education, vocational training, and assistance with daily living skills, OYA helps youths successfully transition back into their communities.

OYA operates close custody or secure transition facilities in Albany, Burns, Florence, Grants Pass, La Grande, Salem, Tillamook, Warrenton and Woodburn and provides probation and parole services in all of Oregon’s 36 counties. During 2012, approximately 750 youths were in OYA’s close custody or secure transition programs and 1,050 were under OYA’s supervision on probation or parole. An additional 20,000 youth offenders were served by Oregon’s counties.


Contact Information

Mailing Address: 530 Center St. NE, Suite 200, Salem 97301-3765
Telephone: 503-373-7205
Fax: 503-373-7622
General E-mail:
Contact: Fariborz Pakserescht, Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Winifred Skinner
Records Officer E-mail: Ann Butte
Staff Directory from
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps

Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 419A, 419C, 420, 420A
Budget Analysis (pdf) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu

Records, Publications and General Information

Agency History - a detailed history of the agency
Records Retention Schedule - a list of the public records kept at the agency
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog