Category: Community

Backs of heads of graduates wearing caps and gowns

OYA youth celebrate graduation milestone

Education is an important part of holding youth accountable and aiding their rehabilitation at OYA.

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.

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.

two hands typing on a laptop

Janus Youth Programs awards scholarships to OYA youth

Fifteen current and former OYA youth received scholarships for higher education or vocational training supplies.

City building with sign on the side that says "How are you really?"

Peer Support Team Ready to Listen

OYA’s parole and probation staff are accustomed to helping others. But what happens when they need their own support?

Indigenous Peoples' Day Oct. 11, 2021, Native American Heritage Month - November

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Oregon will officially honor this day for the first time on Oct. 11.

Two young men in a barbershop shave an older man's head

‘More than just cutting someone’s hair’

Three youth from Camp Florence have become the go-to barbers in their coastal town.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 through October 15 is a celebratory time for learning about Hispanic cultures.