All posts by Sarah Evans

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

Rogue Valley School Honored as High Performance Building

The school's architects were recognized for their work to incorporate efficient energy strategies.

Girls Build at Oak Creek

Oak Creek Youth Learn Construction Isn’t Just for Men

The Girls Build program teaches youth job skills — and gives them confidence.

Welcome to The U

OYA adopted a new way of working with the most emotionally reactive youth — and both youth and staff have changed for the better.

Unprecedented Donation Improves MacLaren Gym

Salem Evangelical Church donated $110,000 to install a new gym floor.

He hated his probation officer at first sight. Now he’s working for him.

The first time he met Rod Salinas, Manny was an angry 17-year-old in a Marion County juvenile courtroom.

OYA Partners with County to Help Youth on Path to Recovery

Teenagers don't typically look forward to appearing in court, but for Tori, this day was special.

OYA Celebrates New Housing and Program Spaces at MacLaren

State legislators helped OYA cut the ribbon for six new living units at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility.

Drumming Workshop Brings Cultural Lessons to Rogue Valley Youth

Youth at Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility learned about African drumming and culture.

Tillamook Youth Build Ramp for Local Resident — and Change Her Life

A resident was finally able to leave her home after Tillamook youth finished the project.

OYA’s Female Facilities Graduate Second Class of Wildland Firefighters

Fourteen youth from OYA's Oak Creek facility and the Young Women's Transition Program completed the rigorous training program.