Tag: Oak Creek

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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.

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.

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.

A Celebration of Culture and Traditions

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

Three students participate in a recent Lewis & Clark Law School class at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility.

Law Students Learn from the Inside

At Lewis & Clark Law School’s Juvenile Justice Seminar, taught by Oregon Youth Authority director Joe O’Leary, law students and incarcerated youth learn side by side.

Facilities Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Dancing horses and performances by Aztec dancers were among the highlights.