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Firefighting students digging around a live fire outside

Firefighters in Training

A new class of wildland firefighting students at Camp Riverbend had their first practice burn this week.

Man smiles while shaking hand of graduate in purple cap and gown

Eastern Oregon facility honors graduates

The facility in Burns celebrated six students who earned their high school diplomas.

A man shows four young men how to play drums inside at Camp Florence

OIIR leads Black History Month celebrations

Youth at four OYA facilities learned about and discussed Black history.

Congratulations Director's Award Winners!

2021 OYA Director’s Award winners announced

Ali Rolle, Brent Rutkowski, and Griselda Solano-Salinas are this year's winners.

Veterans' Day, November 11, 2021, Honoring All Who Served

Sharing perspectives on Veterans’ Day

OYA staff who are veterans talk about what the holiday means to them.

Info for Families of Youth at OYA, Oct. 20, 2021

Governor considering early release for some DOC youth

Applies to juveniles convicted as adults before Jan. 1, 2020 (Se aplicaría a los jóvenes sentenciados como adultos antes del 1 de enero de 2020)

three graduates in blue cap and gown standing outside with principal at a podium

Camp Florence Celebrates Graduates

Ten students earned their high school diplomas or GEDs as part of the Class of 2021.

Meet Keeve: Student, Leader, Advocate

The MacLaren youth currently serves on two prestigious committees to help improve the lives of others in the system.

Staying Safe in Extreme Heat

Here are some tips for how to make sure you and those around you don’t get sick during hot temperatures.

Mural of fruits and vegetables hanging on blue wall

MacLaren Artists Use Their Talents to Brighten Community Space

The youth painted a mural for AWARE Food Bank in Woodburn as part of an ongoing partnership.