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.

In-Between Space Helps Youth Stay Out of Isolation

Staff at the STEPS program teach youth skills so that they can do better next time.

The Pathway

A teacher at OYA's Tillamook facilities draws parallels between garden pathways and the metaphorical roads traveled by youth she mentors.

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.

OYA Dedicates New Bridge High School

The new building offers expanded educational and vocational opportunities at Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility.

Rogue Valley School Honored as High Performance Building

The school's architects were recognized for their work to incorporate efficient energy strategies.

Welcome to The U

OYA adopted a new way of working with the most emotionally reactive youth — and both youth and staff have changed for the better.

Unprecedented Donation Improves MacLaren Gym

Salem Evangelical Church donated $110,000 to install a new gym floor.

OYA Celebrates New Housing and Program Spaces at MacLaren

State legislators helped OYA cut the ribbon for six new living units at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility.

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