All posts by Sarah Evans

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

Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility ukulele players

Rogue Valley Ukulele Players Record Christmas Album

Proceeds from the CD sales pay for youth to get their own ukulele when they parole out of the facility.

Students participate in a recent Living Yoga class at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility.

Healing Through Yoga

A volunteer-led yoga program helps MacLaren youth reconnect with their bodies.

Three students participate in a recent Lewis & Clark Law School class at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility.

Law Students Learn from the Inside

At Lewis & Clark Law School’s Juvenile Justice Seminar, taught by Oregon Youth Authority director Joe O’Leary, law students and incarcerated youth learn side by side.

Stock image of stickers saying "I Voted"

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.