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News Release
Oregon State Correctional Institution Hosts Joys of Living Assistance Dogs Opening Ceremony (Photo) - 04/02/24

Who:    Oregon State Correctional Institution in partnership with Joys of Living Assistance Dogs

Joys of Living Assistance Dogs (JLAD) is hosting an opening ceremony at the Oregon State Correctional Institution. 

The JLAD program partnership is newly established at OSCI, and the program is bringing much needed joy, levity, and new life to the adults in custody (AIC) within the institution.

AICs will provide the training to the service dogs at OSCI.  Ceremony will include a presentation of the skills the dogs have learned.



April 5, 2024

Check in at 12:00 PM

Opening Ceremony 1:00 – 3:30 PM



Oregon State Correctional Institution

3405 Deer Park Drive SE, Salem, Oregon 97310 



RSVP to Nathan Warren via email no later than 5:00 PM on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. A background check is required for access into the facility. A list of equipment, tripods, batteries, microphone, cameras, etc. will be needed.


Contact Information:    

Nathan Warren, Public Information Officer 




Additional Information:

For more information on the Joys of Living Assistance Dogs program visit www.joydogs.org  



The Joys of Living Assistance Dogs is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising and training assistance dogs and placing them in positions of service.

JLAD’s mission is to provide skilled, devoted service dogs to support and assist persons living with disabilities -- creating cohesive teams focused on building a life of greater freedom and independence.


Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI) is a medium-security facility located three miles east of Salem, and it was established by action of the 1955 Legislature and became fully operational June 1, 1959. 

Attached Media Files: JLAD_OSCI3.jpg , JLAD_OSCI2.jpg , JLAD_OSCI.jpg
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