Deschutes County may place greater emphasis on early intervention and work with younger children than required by the Youth Development Council if the county has been granted a waiver pursuant to this section.
Any documentation required for a waiver under this section shall be obtained to the greatest extent possible from material contained in the county’s juvenile crime prevention plan and from material as determined through biennial intergovernmental agreements. The Youth Development Council may ask the county to submit additional information regarding how the county intends to use crime prevention funds under the waiver.
The Youth Development Council shall grant a waiver or continue a waiver based on criteria that include:
The rate of Oregon Youth Authority discretionary bed usage compared to other counties;
The county’s rates of first-time juvenile offenders, chronic juvenile offenders and juvenile recidivism compared to other counties;
The amount and allocation of expenditures from all funding sources for juvenile crime prevention, including prevention and early intervention strategies, and how the requested waiver addresses the needs and priorities for the target population described in ORS 417.855 (Local high-risk juvenile crime prevention plan) and for the target population described in the waiver;
Inclusion of prevention or early intervention strategies in the juvenile crime prevention plan;
Investments in evidence-based crime prevention programs and practices;
Support of the local public safety coordinating council and the board of county commissioners;
Local integration practices including citizens, victims, courts, law enforcement, business and schools;
Identification of the risk factors for the target population described in the waiver; and
Changes in the risk factors for the target population described in the waiver.
The Youth Development Council shall review and act on any request for a waiver within 90 days after receipt of the request.
The duration of a waiver granted under this section is four years. Before the expiration of a waiver granted under this section, the county may submit a request for another waiver. [1999 c.1053 §40; 2005 c.503 §18; 2005 c.517 §1; 2009 c.856 §8; 2012 c.37 §§56,97,110b; 2013 c.623 §§13,14,15]