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Events Help Youth Learn About and Re-Examine Culture

Six OYA facilities held events to commemorate Black History Month.

Josefina holds up photo album at party

Meet Josefina, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

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

CTE Program Builds Opportunities at Oak Creek

Six female youth were selected to take an 80-hour course from Baker Technical Institute to become certified heavy equipment operators.

Building Engines, Building Skills

Youth at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility have the opportunity to build a drag racing engine for the Jefferson High School auto racing club.

New in 2020: Changes to Oregon Juvenile Law. Graphic showing images of the human brain, scales of justice, and judge's gavel.

Oregon Juvenile Justice Laws Change This Year

Learn about some of the major law changes affecting the juvenile justice system.

Joe O'Leary's juvenile justice seminar poses for a final class photo.

‘We can form a better system’

OYA youth and outside law students share their reflections on the class they recently took together.

Learning and Living the Principles of Kwanzaa

OYA youth at the MacLaren and Tillamook facilities participated in the traditions and celebrations of Kwanzaa

Facility Youth Compete in Basketball Tournament

The Camp Tillamook Gladiators walked away the winners at the three-day holiday tournament hosted at MacLaren.

Students participate in a recent Living Yoga class at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility.

Healing Through Yoga

A volunteer-led yoga program helps MacLaren youth reconnect with their bodies.

A Celebration of Culture and Traditions

Oregon Youth Authority hosts several facility events throughout November to mark Native American Heritage Month.