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Make Oregon Count: The 2020 Census

The United States is conducting the 2020 Census and Oregon is making sure its residents are counted.

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.

Effective March 14, all visitation at all OYA facilities canceled

A partir del 14 de marzo, todas las visitas a todas las instalaciones de OYA se cancelarán.

Coronavirus: What You Need To Know

As of March 2, there are three cases of coronavirus in Oregon. OYA is reviewing its plan to maintain operations to care for youth if staff illness is widespread.

CTE Program Builds Opportunities at Oak Creek

Six female youth were selected to take an 80-hour course from Baker Technical Institute to become certified heavy equipment operators.

New in 2020: Changes to Oregon Juvenile Law. Graphic showing images of the human brain, scales of justice, and judge's gavel.

Oregon Juvenile Justice Laws Change This Year

Learn about some of the major law changes affecting the juvenile justice system.

Event Connects Youth with Younger Family Members

An annual event at MacLaren provides much-needed bonding time for youth and their families.

Governor Signs Senate Bill 1008 into Law

Oregon Youth Authority Director Joe O'Leary was invited to speak at the July 22 signing of the juvenile justice bill in Portland.

Youth in the Community Celebrate Graduations

This spring, 119 youth on OYA parole or probation earned their high school diplomas or GEDs.

NEWS RELEASE: Youth Who Escaped OYA Facility in Florence Located

Youth was stopped in Portland for reckless driving