Tag: Positive Youth Development

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.

Youth Prep Dogs for Adoption — and Learn Empathy in the Process

A dedicated volunteer at Eastern Oregon Youth Correctional Facility is teaching youth to train rescue dogs.

Riverbend Youth Capture the World Through Photos

A staff person at the transition facility is teaching youth a new positive hobby: photography.

Panorama of Oregon Beautifies Oak Creek Gym

A volunteer at Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility raised funds for a 10-by-60 foot mural to be painted on the facility’s gym wall.

Youth Celebrate Pride at MacLaren

The event offered support, history lessons, and fun for LGBTQ youth and allies.

Tournament Teaches Teamwork, Sportsmanship

OYA facilities have four all-facility sports tournaments annually.

Governor Signs Senate Bill 1008 into Law

Oregon Youth Authority Director Joe O'Leary was invited to speak at the July 22 signing of the juvenile justice bill in Portland.