Category: Agency News

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Protect Yourself from the Flu

Learn why flu shots are more important than ever this year, and how OYA will help youth get vaccinated.

Facts About Voting for Youth in OYA Custody

Youth adjudicated in juvenile court can still vote, even if incarcerated. Learn more in our voting guide.

Safe Environments for Youth

Dedicated to Youth Safety

People often ask what we do at OYA to keep youth safe from abuse. Here's an overview of things we do to prevent and respond to allegations of sexual abuse.

Wildfire Updates

Wildfire Updates and Resources

Learn about the status of OYA facilities and programs related to the wildfires, plus resources where you can find help. (Updated Sept. 17, 2020)

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.

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Reopening Lord High School at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility

Youth at OYA benefit most from in-person teaching. Careful planning has gone into making sure everyone stays safe.

UPDATE: Our Response to the Federal Sexual Victimization Survey

OYA recently received new data from a federal report on sexual victimization in juvenile facilities.

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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.