Category: Facilities

UPDATE: Our Response to the Federal Sexual Victimization Survey

[Editor’s Note: The following message was sent to OYA staff on July 2, 2020.] Dear Colleagues, This week, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released supplemental information about the federal sexual victimization survey it published in December 2019. As you may recall, the report showed that Oak Creek and Rogue Valley had a higher-than-average frequency ...

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A Family First: College Graduation

Four youth in OYA custody recently became the first in their families to earn college degrees.

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Incarcerated Youth Get One-on-One Help Filing Taxes

Oregon Department of Revenue employees volunteer to assist youth in custody with one of their civic duties.

Staff, Youth Join for Bandanna Project

A Rogue Valley staffperson and two youth collaborated to personalize plain white bandannas for staff.

Budget update for May 12, 2020

OYA Budget Cut Exercise

The governor asked all state agencies to submit plans for a potential budget cut. Here are details about OYA's plan.

MacLaren Engine Takes to the Streets

Though it wasn't able to be used in any racing competitions this year, an engine built by MacLaren youth and their instructor is still getting noticed.

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Fire Season Begins for Riverbend Crew

Youth in Camp Riverbend's wildland firefighter training program responded to a blaze this week.

Oregon Youth Authority Coronavirus Updates

COVID-19: Moving Youth to the Community

OYA could consider paroling youth as part of its pandemic response, but only on a limited basis, when appropriate, and when a safe placement is available that can meet the youth’s treatment needs.

Oregon Youth Authority Coronavirus Updates

COVID-19: Protecting Youth In OYA Facilities

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OYA has put in place many new procedures to protect youth and staff in OYA facilities.

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Coping Through Art

OYA youth share the art they've been creating during the pandemic.