Category: Facilities

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.

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Coping Through Art

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

Oregon Youth Authority Coronavirus Updates

OYA’s Coronavirus Response

Check here regularly for updates on OYA's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Updated: Nov. 23, 2020)

Effective March 14, all visitation at all OYA facilities canceled

A partir del 14 de marzo, todas las visitas a todas las instalaciones de OYA se cancelarán.

‘This is my proudest case’

Nineteen-year-old Jordan B. was recently terminated from OYA custody after making tremendous strides toward success, including getting a Certified Nursing Assistant license and job, and getting her driver's permit.

Events Help Youth Learn About and Re-Examine Culture

Six OYA facilities held events to commemorate Black History Month.

Josefina holds up photo album at party

Meet Josefina, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

She is the first youth in OYA history to earn this certification while incarcerated.

CTE Program Builds Opportunities at Oak Creek

Six female youth were selected to take an 80-hour course from Baker Technical Institute to become certified heavy equipment operators.

Building Engines, Building Skills

Youth at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility have the opportunity to build a drag racing engine for the Jefferson High School auto racing club.

New in 2020: Changes to Oregon Juvenile Law. Graphic showing images of the human brain, scales of justice, and judge's gavel.

Oregon Juvenile Justice Laws Change This Year

Learn about some of the major law changes affecting the juvenile justice system.