All posts by OYA Communications

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Protect Yourself from the Flu

Learn why flu shots are more important than ever this year, and how OYA will help youth get vaccinated.

Safe Environments for Youth

Dedicated to Youth Safety

People often ask what we do at OYA to keep youth safe from abuse. Here's an overview of things we do to prevent and respond to allegations of sexual abuse.

Wildfire Updates

Wildfire Updates and Resources

Learn about the status of OYA facilities and programs related to the wildfires, plus resources where you can find help. (Updated Sept. 17, 2020)

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Youth Wins National Talent Competition

Ethan B. was honored nationally for a solo performance in honor of his child.

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.

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Essay Winners Describe Those Who Inspired Them

Three youth in Oregon Youth Authority facilities recently won a writing contest.

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Thank-You from Oak Creek Youth

A youth at Oak Creek wrote a heartfelt letter to staff before paroling back to the community.

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.