Oregon Youth Authority Coronavirus Updates

OYA’s Coronavirus Response

Check here regularly for updates on OYA's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Updated: June 4, 2021)

Celebrating Pride Month

June brings the start of Pride Month, a time to recognize the positive impacts that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people have in the world.

News Release May 20, 2021
Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

The month of May is a time to celebrate, recognize and pay tribute to the AAPI people who have enriched our country's history and culture.

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Boot Camp for a Day

Youth at Rogue Valley recently signed up for a voluntary boot camp led by veterans on the facility staff.

Support victims. Build trust. Engage communities. National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 18-24, 2021.

Supporting Victims, Engaging Communities

OYA director Joe O'Leary reflects on the rights and roles of victims in the juvenile justice system.

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Riverbend Gears Up for Fire Season

Youth at the transitional facility trained this week for their wildland firefighting certification.

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Getting on the College Track

A community mentoring program is supporting OYA students in their pursuit of higher education.

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UPDATE: Police Find and Arrest Three Escaped Youth

They were located in Albany, Oregon. No one was injured during the capture.

OIIR Celebrates Black History

Jeopardy-style games, a Sankofa event, and a mobile history museum were part of this year's celebrations.

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‘I Feel Like I’m Winning at Something’

A job at Intel has given a 16-year-old OYA youth more than just an income — it’s given her motivation to change.

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