Category: Agency News

UPDATE: Our Response to the Federal Sexual Victimization Survey

[Editor’s Note: The following message was sent to OYA staff on July 2, 2020.] Dear Colleagues, This week, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released supplemental information about the federal sexual victimization survey it published in December 2019. As you may recall, the report showed that Oak Creek and Rogue Valley had a higher-than-average frequency ...

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UPDATE: Both Youth Who Escaped are Back in Custody

The youth, ages 12 and 16, had escaped from the Children's Farm Home in Corvallis on June 6.

Director's Message - June 2020

Response to Racial Violence and Protests

A message to OYA staff from the agency's director and deputy director.

Budget update for May 12, 2020

OYA Budget Cut Exercise

The governor asked all state agencies to submit plans for a potential budget cut. Here are details about OYA's plan.

Oregon Youth Authority Coronavirus Updates

COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions

Here are frequently asked questions of how Oregon Youth Authority is handling the COVID-19 pandemic.

Staff Spotlight: Celebrating Those Who Go Above and Beyond

There have been dozens of examples of staff members at OYA going above and beyond in recent weeks.

Oregon Youth Authority Coronavirus Updates

COVID-19: Moving Youth to the Community

OYA could consider paroling youth as part of its pandemic response, but only on a limited basis, when appropriate, and when a safe placement is available that can meet the youth’s treatment needs.

Oregon Youth Authority Coronavirus Updates

COVID-19: Protecting Youth In OYA Facilities

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OYA has put in place many new procedures to protect youth and staff in OYA facilities.

Make Oregon Count: The 2020 Census

The United States is conducting the 2020 Census and Oregon is making sure its residents are counted.

Oregon Youth Authority Coronavirus Updates

OYA’s Coronavirus Response

Check here regularly for updates on OYA’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on the agency, staff, and the youth and families we serve.