Oregon Youth Authority Coronavirus Updates

OYA’s Coronavirus Response

Check here regularly for updates on OYA’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on the agency, staff, and the youth and families we serve.

Oregon Youth Authority Coronavirus Updates

COVID-19: Protecting Youth In OYA Facilities

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OYA has put in place many new procedures to protect youth and staff in OYA facilities.

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Reopening Lord High School at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility

Youth at OYA benefit most from in-person teaching. Careful planning has gone into making sure everyone stays safe.

UPDATE: Our Response to the Federal Sexual Victimization Survey

OYA recently received new data from a federal report on sexual victimization in juvenile facilities.

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COVID-19: Moving Youth to the Community (Update)

So far, the governor's plans to release incarcerated adults do not include youth in OYA custody.

OYA Celebrates Class of 2020

This spring, 118 of OYA youth on parole or probation graduated with a high school diploma or earned a GED.

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UPDATE: Both Youth Who Escaped are Back in Custody

The youth, ages 12 and 16, had escaped from the Children's Farm Home in Corvallis on June 6.

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Incarcerated Youth Get One-on-One Help Filing Taxes

Oregon Department of Revenue employees volunteer to assist youth in custody with one of their civic duties.

Director's Message - June 2020

Response to Racial Violence and Protests

A message to OYA staff from the agency's director and deputy director.

Staff, Youth Join for Bandanna Project

A Rogue Valley staffperson and two youth collaborated to personalize plain white bandannas for staff.

Youth Celebrates Court Graduation Remotely

Ben L. is OYA's third youth to graduate from RAP Court, Lane County's juvenile drug court program.

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