All posts by Sarah Evans

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

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Incarcerated Youth Get One-on-One Help Filing Taxes

Oregon Department of Revenue employees volunteer to assist youth in custody with one of their civic duties.

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Events Help Youth Learn About and Re-Examine Culture

Six OYA facilities held events to commemorate Black History Month.

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‘We can form a better system’

OYA youth and outside law students share their reflections on the class they recently took together.

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.

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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.

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

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

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Facilities Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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

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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.

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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.