All posts by Sarah Evans

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

Foster Parents Retire After 43 Years

Arnie and Donna Brubaker were known to OYA and Linn County staff as caring foster parents who never gave up on youth.

Welding Without Sparks

A virtual welding machine at Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility is helping youth learn a new trade.

Teachers, Staff in Grants Pass Cheer on Graduates

New Bridge High School sets up Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility students for success — with 23 new graduates to prove it.

Prioritizing Education — With Big Results

A record seven youth graduated high school in June at the J Bar J Boys Ranch residential program in Bend.

Photo Tour: Rivera House

Take a look inside Rivera House, a residential program that serves LGBTQQI youth.

A Place of Their Own

OYA was grappling with how to better serve youth who identify as LGBTQQI. Along came Rivera House.

Youth Earn New Title: College Graduate

Meet the five youth in OYA facilities who are earning their college degrees with the Class of 2019.

Thank You from a Foster Youth to Foster Parents

A MacLaren youth who was once in foster care designed and created an appreciation gift for OYA's foster parents.

The Reading Connection

Youth at OYA facilities across the state focused on reading this winter and discovered new ways to connect with school.

Learning the Rights and Responsibilities of Renting

Youth at several OYA facilities and residential programs are learning how to find rentals despite barriers — a key part of transitioning out of custody.