Category: Youth Profiles

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Essay Winners Describe Those Who Inspired Them

Three youth in Oregon Youth Authority facilities recently won a writing contest.

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Facilities Honor Class of 2020

Across OYA facilities, 105 youth were part of this year's graduating class.

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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.

OYA Celebrates Class of 2020

This spring, 118 of OYA youth on parole or probation graduated with a high school diploma or earned a GED.

Youth Celebrates Court Graduation Remotely

Ben L. is OYA's third youth to graduate from RAP Court, Lane County's juvenile drug court program.

‘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.

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Meet Josefina, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

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

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Former OYA Youth Earns Criminal Justice Fellowship

Bobby Tsow was the first person to win the national fellowship while still incarcerated.

Nine Hope Partnership Youth Earn Scholarships

Janus Youth Programs awards scholarships annually to youth involved in its programs.

Lane County Youth Embraces Recovery

Elizabeth recently became the first OYA youth to graduate from her county’s juvenile drug treatment court.