Or. Admin. R. 416-060-0020 - Media Access to Facilities

(1) Media requests for access

Media Representatives who desire to visit a Facility must contact the OYA Communications Office. Requests to visit a Facility must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the desired appointment time.

(2) Media access to Facilities

Consistent with OYA's policy, Media Representatives are encouraged to visit and tour Facilities and learn about programs for the purpose of professional enhancement, observation and reporting.

(a) OYA may accommodate requests by Media Representatives for access to OYA Facilities if the access is consistent with OYA's policies and procedures, the reformation and rehabilitation of Youth in Custody, and the efficient and orderly operation of treatment programs and the Facility as a whole, and with the Superintendent/Camp Director's approval. Whether to approve a request to access OYA Facilities is in the sole discretion of the Superintendent/Camp Director.
(b) The Superintendent/Camp Director must deny a request by a Media Representative for Facility access when the access, in the Superintendent/Camp Director's judgment, may jeopardize the safety and security of the Facility, staff, visitors, or Youth in Custody.
(3) Media access preparation

After Media Representatives' access to a Facility has been approved, the OYA Communications Office or Facility Communications Liaison will notify the Media Representative of the appropriate date, time and equipment allowed in the Facility and any other pertinent information.

(4) Media access in the event of an emergency

OYA may restrict Media Representatives' access to Facilities for safety and security purposes during emergencies or when access would disrupt or interfere with operational activities in the sole discretion of the Superintendent/Camp Director.


Or. Admin. R. 416-060-0020
OYA 5-2010, f. 10-14-10, cert. ef. 10-25-10; OYA 5-2022, amend filed 09/06/2022, effective 9/6/2022

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 420A.025

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 420A.010

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