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.

Budget update for May 12, 2020

OYA Budget Cut Exercise

The governor asked all state agencies to submit plans for a potential budget cut. Here are details about OYA's plan.

Oregon Youth Authority Coronavirus Updates

COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions

Here are frequently asked questions of how Oregon Youth Authority is handling the COVID-19 pandemic.

Staff Spotlight: Celebrating Those Who Go Above and Beyond

There have been dozens of examples of staff members at OYA going above and beyond in recent weeks.

MacLaren Engine Takes to the Streets

Though it wasn't able to be used in any racing competitions this year, an engine built by MacLaren youth and their instructor is still getting noticed.

group of young men heading toward fire

Fire Season Begins for Riverbend Crew

Youth in Camp Riverbend's wildland firefighter training program responded to a blaze this week.

Wish Lists For Youth

OYA has Amazon wish lists for some facility youth who could benefit from extra activities to keep them occupied during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oregon Youth Authority Coronavirus Updates

COVID-19: Moving Youth to the Community

OYA could consider paroling youth as part of its pandemic response, but only on a limited basis, when appropriate, and when a safe placement is available that can meet the youth’s treatment needs.

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