Youth Services

2727 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Eugene, OR 97401





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Nathaline Frener
Division Manager

Staff Directory

Currently, hundreds of Lane County employees are on strike until a labor contract agreement is reached. If you have questions about the availability of services during the strike, please call the hotline at 541-682-3977. If you need immediate assistance please call 541-682-4700. We will also provide updates at, on Twitter at @LaneCountyGov and to local media.  Thank you.

Lane County Youth Services (YS) provides assessment, probation, training, counseling, and detention services for all youth, ages 12-17 years old, referred by local law enforcement because of criminal behavior. It is the branch of Lane County government responsible for services to youth accused of law violations or judged delinquent by the juvenile court. YS is funded from the Lane County general fund, along with some state and federal grant funding for new programs.

The Juvenile Court is an arm of the Oregon State Circuit Court system and is housed at the department. YS is staffed by groupworkers and counselors specializing in juvenile corrections. YS staff are county employees and are all experienced in working with troubled youth. The department is organized into units: Administration, Detention and Custody, Food & Nutrition, Mediation & Restorative Services, MLK Education Center, Phoenix Treatment, and Supervision.  Lane County Youth Services is located in the Juvenile Justice Center building on the John Serbu Campus.