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Fire Season Begins for Riverbend Crew

Youth in Camp Riverbend's wildland firefighter training program responded to a blaze this week.

Wish Lists For Youth

OYA has Amazon wish lists for some facility youth who could benefit from extra activities to keep them occupied during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oregon Youth Authority Coronavirus Updates

COVID-19: Moving Youth to the Community

OYA could consider paroling youth as part of its pandemic response, but only on a limited basis, when appropriate, and when a safe placement is available that can meet the youth’s treatment needs.

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Coping Through Art

OYA youth share the art they've been creating during the pandemic.

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 COVID-19 pandemic. (Updated: Dec. 3, 2020)

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.