Category: Community

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.

Prioritizing Education — With Big Results

A record seven youth graduated high school in June at the J Bar J Boys Ranch residential program in Bend.

‘I’m Proud of How Far I’ve Come’

OYA youth’s dedication to getting to school pays off with not only graduation, but a prestigious four-year scholarship.

Dozens Honored at Oak Creek Graduation

The June 12 ceremony celebrated youth who earned an associate degree and 47 diplomas and GEDs.

Photo Tour: Rivera House

Take a look inside Rivera House, a residential program that serves LGBTQQI youth.