Tag: Positive Youth Development

Celebrating Pride Month

June brings the start of Pride Month, a time to recognize the positive impacts that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people have in the world.

A New Way of Living

Renovations to the living units at MacLaren aim to better support rehabilitation.

notebook paper with pencil

Essay Winners Describe Those Who Inspired Them

Three youth in Oregon Youth Authority facilities recently won a writing contest.

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.

Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility ukulele players

Rogue Valley Ukulele Players Record Christmas Album

Proceeds from the CD sales pay for youth to get their own ukulele when they parole out of the facility.

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.

Training Academy: Providing a Safe Learning Environment

OYA’s Training Academy staff provide new employees and veteran staff with lesson plans, reality-based scenario training, and more.

The Therapist Is In — and He’d Like Some Grass

A horse program at MacLaren gives youth an alternative form of therapy.

Pow Wows Connect Native Youth with their Roots

A recent pow wow at OYA's Tillamook facilities was one of several held in September for youth in custody.

Facility in Burns Dedicates New Vocational Space

The building at Eastern Oregon Youth Correctional Facility houses programs in welding, auto body work, and engine repair.