Category: Facilities

Oregon Legislature Passes Historic Juvenile Justice Sentencing Reform

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

OYA Youths’ Crucial Role in Prepping Patrol Cars for Civilians

A partnership with Oregon State Police has introduced the police car decommissioning process to youth at MacLaren.

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.

Cutting for a Cause: 19 Youth Donate Hair to Charity

Oak Creek YCF Youth Alissa M. wanted to give back to a charity that helped her when she lost her hair at age 10.

Pushing Their Limits

Six youth at MacLaren train for months to capture a rare athletic title: marathoner.

Bump, Set, Spike: Oak Creek Hosts Volleyball Camp

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

On the Cutting Edge: Master Barber Inspires OYA Youth

Darrin Lyons visited with MacLaren and Rogue Valley’s barbers-in-training, motivating them to make a difference in the industry.

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 Youth Learns About Research Firsthand

Kathryn S. has been interning with OYA’s research department for more than two years.

MacLaren Youth Talk About the Weather

Students collect daily data for the National Weather Service — and discover a love for science in the process.