Category: Staff Profiles

Staff, Youth Join for Bandanna Project

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

Staff Spotlight: Celebrating Those Who Go Above and Beyond

There have been dozens of examples of staff members at OYA going above and beyond in recent weeks.

Training Academy: Providing a Safe Learning Environment

OYA’s Training Academy staff provide new employees and veteran staff with lesson plans, reality-based scenario training, and more.

Need a Wastewater Plant Operator? Call Riverbend

The facility near La Grande has been training and licensing youth in wastewater treatment for about a decade.

OYA Celebrates Staff in the Community

July 21-27 is Pre-Trial, Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week in Oregon.

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.

Governor honors OYA employees

Five Oregon Youth Authority employees are being recognized by Gov. Kate Brown during Public Service Recognition Week, which is May 5-11, 2019.

OYA Director’s Award Goes to Three Remarkable Employees

OYA employees Rod Martin, Patrick Lindell, and Tonya Hoover were recognized for their dedication to the agency's mission, vision, and core values.

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.