Oregon Youth Authority Coronavirus Updates

OYA’s Coronavirus Response

Check here regularly for updates on OYA's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Updated: Oct. 3, 2022)

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

OYA staff reflect on the importance of Hispanic and Latino/a/x cultures as well as their own stories.

Disability Pride Month, July 2022

Disability Pride Month and serving youth with disabilities

It's important that we create inclusive and accessible environments for people with disabilities.

A man in a blue OYA t-shirt talks with a youth

Through Their Eyes

A youth in OYA custody asks the staff at his facility about why they chose this line of work.

News release Oregon Youth Authority May 17, 2022

UPDATE: One runaway youth from Oregon Youth Authority still missing

The missing youth ran away the evening of May 16. Anyone who sees her should call 911.

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Pride Month and working with LGBTQ+ youth

LGBTQ+ youth are overrepresented in the juvenile justice system. It's important that we find better ways to serve them.

OYA Ambassadors of Public Service 2022

OYA’s Ambassadors of Public Service

For Public Service Recognition Week, OYA is highlighting three team members whose work stands out.

Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, May 2022

Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is dedicated to honoring AAPI cultures and heritage.

Rights Access Equity for all victims. Crime Victims' Rights WEek

Crime Victims’ Rights Week

OYA supports rights, access, and equitable treatment for all victims.

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New Bridge students join Oregon book battle

A team from OYA’s Rogue Valley facility competed in literary trivia against other schools for the first time.

Arab American Heritage Month April 2022

Honoring Arab American Heritage Month

April is dedicated to celebrating Arab American culture and contributions.

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