Category: Agency News

Arab American Heritage Month April 2022

Honoring Arab American Heritage Month

April is dedicated to celebrating Arab American culture and contributions.

Outside entrance to Eastern Oregon facility, with flag pole

‘The skills we all need, every day’

Lessons in emotion regulation, problem-solving, and conflict resolution are improving OYA living units — and giving youth skills for success in life.

Collage of women headshots with the words "Women's History Month March 2022"

Celebrating Women’s History Month

March is Women's History Month, a time to celebrate historical and current contributions from women.

Black History Month February 2022

Celebrating Black History Month

Black History Month celebrates both the historical and modern-day contributions made by phenomenal African Americans.

Congratulations Director's Award Winners!

2021 OYA Director’s Award winners announced

Ali Rolle, Brent Rutkowski, and Griselda Solano-Salinas are this year's winners.

"We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there 'is' such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Reflecting on the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We interview some of our teammates about what Dr. King's work means to them.

December Holiday Observances

December holiday observances

Recognizing and honoring many of the cultural and religious holidays that occur this month

Veterans' Day, November 11, 2021, Honoring All Who Served

Sharing perspectives on Veterans’ Day

OYA staff who are veterans talk about what the holiday means to them.

Trans Awareness Week November 13-19

Transgender Awareness and Remembrance

OYA recognizes and honors two important events in November to bring awareness to transgender people.

Info for Families of Youth at OYA, Oct. 20, 2021

Governor considering early release for some DOC youth

Applies to juveniles convicted as adults before Jan. 1, 2020 (Se aplicaría a los jóvenes sentenciados como adultos antes del 1 de enero de 2020)