All posts by Sarah Evans

Sarah Evans is the Deputy Communications Manager for the Oregon Youth Authority.

Flag football tournament - MacLaren Bobcats versus Rogue Valley

Photo Gallery: Flag Football Tournament

Annual sports tournaments in OYA facilities help youth learn important life skills.

Pow Wows Connect Native Youth with their Roots

A recent pow wow at OYA's Tillamook facilities was one of several held in September for youth in custody.

Nine Hope Partnership Youth Earn Scholarships

Janus Youth Programs awards scholarships annually to youth involved in its programs.

Need a Wastewater Plant Operator? Call Riverbend

The facility near La Grande has been training and licensing youth in wastewater treatment for about a decade.

Facility in Burns Dedicates New Vocational Space

The building at Eastern Oregon Youth Correctional Facility houses programs in welding, auto body work, and engine repair.

Lane County Youth Embraces Recovery

Elizabeth recently became the first OYA youth to graduate from her county’s juvenile drug treatment court.

Florence Youth Learns Animal Care Through Internship

Daniel hopes to become a certified veterinary technician — and a clinic in Florence gave him invaluable first-hand experience.

Riverbend Youth Capture the World Through Photos

A staff person at the transition facility is teaching youth a new positive hobby: photography.

Camp Florence Celebrates Graduation

Three youth earned high school diplomas and one received a GED at a ceremony in late August.

OYA Foster Parents Lead Annual Backpack Event

As if fostering OYA youth wasn’t enough, Maria Mihm and Celie Kaleta also help organize a community event that provides supplies to schoolchildren.