All posts by Sarah Evans

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

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Former OYA Youth Earns Criminal Justice Fellowship

Bobby Tsow was the first person to win the national fellowship while still incarcerated.

The Therapist Is In — and He’d Like Some Grass

A horse program at MacLaren gives youth an alternative form of therapy.

Facilities Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Dancing horses and performances by Aztec dancers were among the highlights.

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.