Category: Agency News

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.

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 COVID-19 pandemic. (Updated: Dec. 3, 2020)

Effective March 14, all visitation at all OYA facilities canceled

A partir del 14 de marzo, todas las visitas a todas las instalaciones de OYA se cancelarán.

Coronavirus: What You Need To Know

As of March 2, there are three cases of coronavirus in Oregon. OYA is reviewing its plan to maintain operations to care for youth if staff illness is widespread.

New in 2020: Changes to Oregon Juvenile Law. Graphic showing images of the human brain, scales of justice, and judge's gavel.

Oregon Juvenile Justice Laws Change This Year

Learn about some of the major law changes affecting the juvenile justice system.

Director's Message Jan. 10, 2020 • OYA does a lot to prevent and respond to allegations of sexual abuse. No number of sexual assaults is acceptable. • We are still working to learn more about the data in the recent national report on sexual victimization in facilities. • We are proud of the work you do to keep youth safe. Still, the report is a learning opportunity. We will: o hold forums with youth to ensure they know how to report abuse; o review our PbS survey process to see if we are gathering valid data; and testify to a legislative committee next week about our work to prevent sexual abuse.

Update on OYA and the Federal Survey on Sexual Victimization

OYA does a lot to prevent and respond to allegations of sexual abuse. However, we see the federal report as a learning opportunity.