Category: Community

Janus Youth Programs Awards Scholarships to Youth

Ten current and former OYA youth earned a total of $20,700 to pay for higher education.

Oregon Legislature Passes Historic Juvenile Justice Sentencing Reform

OYA's director and deputy director discuss what Senate Bill 1008 will mean for Oregon youth.

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.

The Pathway

A teacher at OYA's Tillamook facilities draws parallels between garden pathways and the metaphorical roads traveled by youth she mentors.

Hernandez and youth sitting at a table.

Using Her Past to Help Others

With the help of OYA, Renée Hernandez went from being an incarcerated youth to a respected staff member and mentor.

Unprecedented Donation Improves MacLaren Gym

Salem Evangelical Church donated $110,000 to install a new gym floor.