Category: Community

Youth Celebrate Pride at MacLaren

The event offered support, history lessons, and fun for LGBTQ youth and allies.

OYA Completes Feeder System Research Project

The project will help inform efforts to identify earlier the youth who are at risk of future criminal and juvenile justice system involvement.

Expressing Themselves in More Ways than One

A unique project at MacLaren teaches youth how to tell stories through breakdancing and filmmaking.

Foster Care Picnic Builds Positive Connections

The annual event allows youth, foster parents and staff to have fun in a stress-free environment.

Pow Wow Connects Youth with Their Culture

Thanks to Native American community volunteers, MacLaren youth participated in a recent pow wow at their facility.

Governor Signs Senate Bill 1008 into Law

Oregon Youth Authority Director Joe O'Leary was invited to speak at the July 22 signing of the juvenile justice bill in Portland.

OYA Celebrates Staff in the Community

July 21-27 is Pre-Trial, Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week in Oregon.

Foster Parents Retire After 43 Years

Arnie and Donna Brubaker were known to OYA and Linn County staff as caring foster parents who never gave up on youth.

Welding Without Sparks

A virtual welding machine at Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility is helping youth learn a new trade.

Youth in the Community Celebrate Graduations

This spring, 119 youth on OYA parole or probation earned their high school diplomas or GEDs.