UPDATED, Sept. 9, 2019:
One of two Oregon Youth Authority youth who escaped from the Young Women’s Transition Program on Sept. 2 is now back in custody.
The 16-year-old youth who left without permission from a community meeting was found safe in the Portland area and will be sent to Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility.
The other youth who escaped, Adina Green, 18, is still on the run.
ORIGINAL STORY, Sept. 3, 2019:
Two youth committed to the Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) escaped from the Young Women’s Transitional Program (YWTP) the evening of Sept. 2, 2019. Adina Green, 18 (shown at right), and another 16-year-old youth were on a supervised group visit to a community meeting when they left without permission and evaded staff.
Green was committed to the legal custody of OYA in February 2018 on charges of Burglary 1 and Theft 2. The other youth was committed in August 2018 on a charge of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. Escape warrants have been issued, and law enforcement notified. OYA’s primary concern is for the well-being of the youth.
YWTP is one of four step-down transitional facilities designed to prepare youth for their return to the community. Transitional camps have lower security than youth correctional facilities like MacLaren, and are reserved for youth who have made significant progress in their treatment and reformation plans. Youth in these facilities are frequently out in the community for work and other opportunities.