2011 ORS § 420A.100¹
Authority to establish and operate
(1) The Oregon Youth Authority may establish and operate youth correction facilities. If the youth authority establishes youth correction facilities, the youth authority shall site the facilities in accordance with applicable state and local laws.
(2) Youth correction facilities must be used for the confinement of youth offenders and others placed in the custody of the youth authority and for the development of those persons into productive members of society. [1995 c.422 §13]