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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.

Coronavirus updates - with OYA logo and caduceus

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.

OYA Celebrates Class of 2020

This spring, 118 of OYA youth on parole or probation graduated with a high school diploma or earned a GED.

Director's Message - June 2020

Response to Racial Violence and Protests

A message to OYA staff from the agency's director and deputy director.

Staff, Youth Join for Bandanna Project

A Rogue Valley staffperson and two youth collaborated to personalize plain white bandannas for staff.

Youth Celebrates Court Graduation Remotely

Ben L. is OYA's third youth to graduate from RAP Court, Lane County's juvenile drug court program.

Budget update for May 12, 2020

OYA Budget Cut Exercise

The governor asked all state agencies to submit plans for a potential budget cut. Here are details about OYA's plan.

Oregon Youth Authority Coronavirus Updates

COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions

Here are frequently asked questions of how Oregon Youth Authority is handling the COVID-19 pandemic.

Staff Spotlight: Celebrating Those Who Go Above and Beyond

There have been dozens of examples of staff members at OYA going above and beyond in recent weeks.