Category: Community

Veteran JPPO receives lifetime achievement award

Jim Hupp, who has been a juvenile parole and probation officer since 1996, was honored in advance of his retirement next spring.

Thank You from a Foster Youth to Foster Parents

A MacLaren youth who was once in foster care designed and created an appreciation gift for OYA's foster parents.

Bump, Set, Spike: Oak Creek Hosts Volleyball Camp

Oak Creek and community athletes play together at first-of-its-kind volleyball event.

OYA Brings Wildland Firefighter Training to Female Youth

Twenty-three more youth from Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility are now certified in wildland firefighting.

OYA Cares for All Aspects of Youth in Custody — Including Their Teeth

Youth must be physically healthy before they can engage in treatment to change their behaviors. A new dentist at MacLaren is here to help.

Camp Riverbend Youth Pursue Culinary Skills

Youth are working with a staff cook to learn how to create dishes from around the world.

Weld with Pride: OYA Youth Enroll in Unique Welding Course

Young Women’s Transition Program youth enter the only non-destructive materials testing program in Oregon.

Learning the Rights and Responsibilities of Renting

Youth at several OYA facilities and residential programs are learning how to find rentals despite barriers — a key part of transitioning out of custody.

OYA Youth Earns Right to Shred His Criminal Record

STAR Court in Marion County provides the opportunity for a clean slate.

Youth Share History, Art at Black History Month Event

MacLaren’s celebration included youth poetry and songs, plus two prominent community speakers.