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Youth Authority Appoints New Director at RiverBend Facility
Sid Thompson
New RiverBend Director, Sid Thompson
SalemOR Oregon Youth Authority Director Robert Jester today announced that he has appointed Isidro “Sid” Thompson as director of the RiverBend Facility in LaGrande.  
“Sid Thompson brings a wealth of experience to Oregonand the RiverBend facility,” Jester said.  “He has held a variety of positions at the county and state level, and has a thorough understanding of juvenile justice practices.”
Thompson joins OYA from Arkansaswhere he has served as the assistant director of residential operations for the Arkansas Division of Youth Services.  His 31-year career in juvenile justice includes running juvenile correctional facilities, overseeing residential treatment facilities, and consulting in five states.
Thompson, 53, begins his duties February 19, 2008.
RiverBend is a youth corrections transitional facility, providing treatment services, educational programs, and work experience to 50 youth offenders as they move from a correctional facility to community supervision.