Interstate Compacts on Juveniles and Children

ORS 417.847
Youth Development Council

  • purpose
  • members
  • duties and authority
  • rules


(1)

The Youth Development Council is established.

(2)

The council is established for the purpose of coordinating a unified and aligned system that provides services to school-age children through youth 24 years of age in a manner that supports educational success, focuses on crime prevention, reduces high risk behaviors and is integrated, measurable and accountable. The council shall provide direction to the Youth Development Division.

(3)

The council consists of no fewer than 15 members who are appointed by the Governor. The Governor shall ensure that membership of the council satisfies any federal requirements for membership of a state advisory committee on juvenile justice, and shall include tribal representation in the membership of the council.

(4)

The council shall:

(a)

Determine the availability of funding to support community-based youth development programs, services and initiatives with demonstrated outcomes and strategic objectives established by the council by rule.

(b)

Prioritize funding for services related to:

(A)

The prevention of and intervention in the risk factors that lead to juvenile delinquency and the promotion of protective factors that improve the health and well-being of children and youth, as supported by evidence-based program models and other research-based models; and

(B)

The prevention of and intervention in gang violence and gang involvement.

(c)

Administer and coordinate the statewide youth reengagement system described in ORS 417.859 (Statewide youth reengagement system).

(5)

The council may:

(a)

Enter into intergovernmental agreements with county and municipal governments, tribal governments, educational institutions and other governmental entities identified by rule of the council for the provision of youth development programs, services and initiatives.

(b)

Enter into grant agreements and contracts with community-based organizations, educational institutions, regional entities and other entities identified by rule of the council for the provision of youth development programs, services and initiatives.

(c)

Determine the means by which services to children and youth may be provided effectively and efficiently across multiple programs to improve the academic and social outcomes of children and youth.

(d)

Assess state programs and services related to youth development and training, and identify methods by which programs and services may be coordinated or consolidated.

(e)

Establish common academic and social indicators to support attainment of goals established by the council.

(f)

Establish common program outcome measurements and coordinate data collection across multiple programs and services.

(g)

Ensure implementation of best practices that:

(A)

Are evidence based;

(B)

Are culturally, gender and age appropriate;

(C)

Address individual risk factors;

(D)

Build upon factors that improve the health and well-being of children and youth; and

(E)

Include tribal best practices.

(6)

The Governor may designate one member of the council to serve as the chairperson or, if the Governor chooses not to designate a chairperson, the council may elect one of its members to serve as chairperson.

(7)

In accordance with applicable provisions of ORS chapter 183, the council may adopt rules necessary for the administration of the laws that the council is charged with administering. [2012 c.37 §21; 2012 c.37 §23; 2013 c.623 §§4,5; 2015 c.774 §§33,63; 2015 c.788 §§1,2; 2017 c.17 §§35,36; 2019 c.122 §34; 2019 c.395 §§12,13]
Note: The amendments to 417.847 (Youth Development Council) by section 34, chapter 122, Oregon Laws 2019, become operative July 1, 2020. See section 35, chapter 122, Oregon Laws 2019. The text that is operative until July 1, 2020, including amendments by section 13, chapter 395, Oregon Laws 2019, is set forth for the user’s convenience.
417.847 (Youth Development Council). (1) The Youth Development Council is established.

(2)

The council is established for the purpose of coordinating a unified and aligned system that provides services to school-age children through youth 24 years of age in a manner that supports educational success, focuses on crime prevention, reduces high risk behaviors and is integrated, measurable and accountable. The council shall provide direction to the Youth Development Division.

(3)

The council consists of no fewer than 15 members who are appointed by the Governor. The Governor shall ensure that membership of the council satisfies any federal requirements for membership of a state advisory committee on juvenile justice, and shall include tribal representation in the membership of the council.

(4)

The council shall:

(a)

Determine the availability of funding to support community-based youth development programs, services and initiatives with demonstrated outcomes and strategic objectives established by the council by rule.

(b)

Prioritize funding for services related to:

(A)

The prevention of and intervention in the risk factors that lead to juvenile delinquency and the promotion of protective factors that improve the health and well-being of children and youth, as supported by evidence-based program models and other research-based models; and

(B)

The prevention of and intervention in gang violence and gang involvement.

(5)

The council may:

(a)

Enter into intergovernmental agreements with county and municipal governments, tribal governments, educational institutions and other governmental entities identified by rule of the council for the provision of youth development programs, services and initiatives.

(b)

Enter into grant agreements and contracts with community-based organizations, educational institutions, regional entities and other entities identified by rule of the council for the provision of youth development programs, services and initiatives.

(c)

Determine the means by which services to children and youth may be provided effectively and efficiently across multiple programs to improve the academic and social outcomes of children and youth.

(d)

Assess state programs and services related to youth development and training, and identify methods by which programs and services may be coordinated or consolidated.

(e)

Establish common academic and social indicators to support attainment of goals established by the council.

(f)

Establish common program outcome measurements and coordinate data collection across multiple programs and services.

(g)

Ensure implementation of best practices that:

(A)

Are evidence based;

(B)

Are culturally, gender and age appropriate;

(C)

Address individual risk factors;

(D)

Build upon factors that improve the health and well-being of children and youth; and

(E)

Include tribal best practices.

(6)

The Governor may designate one member of the council to serve as the chairperson or, if the Governor chooses not to designate a chairperson, the council may elect one of its members to serve as chairperson.

(7)

In accordance with applicable provisions of ORS chapter 183, the council may adopt rules necessary for the administration of the laws that the council is charged with administering.

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