The mission of the Linn-Benton Detention Center is to provide a safe, secure and stable environment for detained juveniles.

The Linn-Benton Detention Center

The Linn-Benton Detention Center was officially opened on December 15, 1997. It has a total capacity of 20 youth and serves two neighboring communities, Linn and Benton Counties.

The Linn-Benton Detention Center is located within the Oregon Youth Authority's Oak Creek facility and is operated by Linn County Juvenile Department. Although located in a state building, the detention center is county funded. It is a unique relationship based on partnership and a community need for protection and safety.

Detention is committed to using a holistic approach in assessing physical health, mental health, alcohol and drug issues, social competencies and education. We promote cultural awareness, respect, education and appropriate social skills to the youth in our care.

Detention is a supportive, consistent team of professionals working toward common goals and objectives. We maintain high standards for staff and provide opportunities for growth and development.

Detention staff are committed to providing good, supportive and appropriate customer service to all individuals and agencies involved with the center and the services it provides.

Visiting Hours

Wednesday 7 – 9 p.m.
Saturday 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m.
Sunday 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m.

Each juvenile is permitted one 15 minute visit with no more than three people per visit. If time allows the visit may be extended to 30 minutes. Visits will be by appointment only.

Please call anytime to schedule an appointment.

Visiting Rules

  • There will be absolutely no visitors under 18 years of age.
  • The entire Oak Creek Facility including the parking lot areas are smoke-free. There are no designated smoking areas. All smoking is prohibited.
  • No contraband e.g., knives, guns, purses, keys, lighters, cigarettes, chewing tobacco, gum, candy, letters, cell phones, etc., will be allowed in the visitation room.
  • All visitors will be required to go through a metal detector prior to entering the visiting area. There will be no lockers available, so any valuable items should be secured in vehicles.
  • Visitors must show picture ID before access to visiting area will be allowed.
  • Food and drinks are not allowed.
  • Any individual found loitering outside the Oak Creek Facility will be directed to leave the grounds.
  • Parents or legal guardians will be allowed one visit within the first 24 hours.