Tag: Oak Creek

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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.

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Coping Through Art

OYA youth share the art they've been creating during the pandemic.

‘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.

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.

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.

Preventing and Responding to Sexual Abuse

Oregon Youth Authority takes numerous actions to try to prevent and respond to sexual abuse in our facilities.