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Celebrating Black History Month

Check out these events and resources to learn about Black history.

Graphic with the words Native American Heritage Month, November, plus an image of a youth holding an eagle feather while listening to drummers

Honoring Native American Heritage Month

Sharing and reflecting on the history and perspectives of Native Americans

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Youth wins national talent competition

J.T. won for a rap song he wrote while at Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

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

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OYA youth celebrate graduation milestone

Education is an important part of holding youth accountable and aiding their rehabilitation at OYA.

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 on the floor demonstrating breakdancing moves to two youth who are also on the floor

Artist, Role Model, Influencer

Who is Carlos Chavez? A youth at MacLaren writes about the impacts of a contractor who devoted 11 years to helping OYA youth.

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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.

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