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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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Thank-You from Oak Creek Youth

A youth at Oak Creek wrote a heartfelt letter to staff before paroling back to the community.

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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.

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Incarcerated Youth Get One-on-One Help Filing Taxes

Oregon Department of Revenue employees volunteer to assist youth in custody with one of their civic duties.

Oregon Youth Authority Coronavirus Updates

OYA’s Coronavirus Response

Check here regularly for updates on OYA’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on the agency, staff, and the youth and families we serve.

‘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.

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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.