All posts by Lindsay Keefer

MacLaren Engine Takes to the Streets

Though it wasn't able to be used in any racing competitions this year, an engine built by MacLaren youth and their instructor is still getting noticed.

‘This is my proudest case’

Nineteen-year-old Jordan B. was recently terminated from OYA custody after making tremendous strides toward success, including getting a Certified Nursing Assistant license and job, and getting her driver's permit.

Building Engines, Building Skills

Youth at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility have the opportunity to build a drag racing engine for the Jefferson High School auto racing club.

Learning and Living the Principles of Kwanzaa

OYA youth at the MacLaren and Tillamook facilities participated in the traditions and celebrations of Kwanzaa

Facility Youth Compete in Basketball Tournament

The Camp Tillamook Gladiators walked away the winners at the three-day holiday tournament hosted at MacLaren.

A Celebration of Culture and Traditions

Oregon Youth Authority hosts several facility events throughout November to mark Native American Heritage Month.

Training Academy: Providing a Safe Learning Environment

OYA’s Training Academy staff provide new employees and veteran staff with lesson plans, reality-based scenario training, and more.

Youth Prep Dogs for Adoption — and Learn Empathy in the Process

A dedicated volunteer at Eastern Oregon Youth Correctional Facility is teaching youth to train rescue dogs.

Panorama of Oregon Beautifies Oak Creek Gym

A volunteer at Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility raised funds for a 10-by-60 foot mural to be painted on the facility’s gym wall.

Restorative Justice: Building a Safer Community

Youth at Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility are learning to consider their impact on others and repair relationships with those they have harmed.