All posts by Lindsay Keefer

Dozens Honored at Oak Creek Graduation

The June 12 ceremony celebrated youth who earned an associate degree and 47 diplomas and GEDs.

Youth Expand Cultural, Musical Horizons

Global Perspectives, brought to MacLaren by community organizer and musician Adam Carpinelli, also teaches youth empathy and conflict resolution.

Veteran JPPO receives lifetime achievement award

Jim Hupp, who has been a juvenile parole and probation officer since 1996, was honored in advance of his retirement next spring.

OYA Youths’ Crucial Role in Prepping Patrol Cars for Civilians

A partnership with Oregon State Police has introduced the police car decommissioning process to youth at MacLaren.

Cutting for a Cause: 19 Youth Donate Hair to Charity

Oak Creek YCF Youth Alissa M. wanted to give back to a charity that helped her when she lost her hair at age 10.

Bump, Set, Spike: Oak Creek Hosts Volleyball Camp

Oak Creek and community athletes play together at first-of-its-kind volleyball event.

OYA Brings Wildland Firefighter Training to Female Youth

Twenty-three more youth from Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility are now certified in wildland firefighting.

OYA Youth Learns About Research Firsthand

Kathryn S. has been interning with OYA’s research department for more than two years.

Three Meals a Day – For 500 Youth

OYA’s nutrition services team works at all hours to make sure youth in facilities stay well-fed and healthy.

Camp Riverbend Youth Pursue Culinary Skills

Youth are working with a staff cook to learn how to create dishes from around the world.