Juvenile Code: General Provisions and Definitions

ORS 419A.050
Authority to acquire, equip and maintain detention and shelter facilities


(1)

Any county may acquire in any lawful manner, equip and maintain within the county suitable facilities for the shelter of children, wards, youths and youth offenders, or the detention of youths and youth offenders, confined pursuant to a judicial commitment or order pending final adjudication of the case by the juvenile court.

(2)

When two or more counties have entered into an agreement under ORS 419A.010 (Appointment of counselors and director), the counties jointly may acquire in any lawful manner, equip and maintain, at a suitable site or sites in the counties, facilities suitable for the shelter of children, wards, youths and youth offenders, or the detention of youths and youth offenders, confined pursuant to judicial commitment or order pending final adjudication of the case by the juvenile court.

(3)

Any county may designate, equip and maintain a short-term detention facility for youths and youth offenders in transit. The facility may house up to a total of five youths and youth offenders in transit for a period not to exceed four continuous days pending further placement. Short-term detention facilities:

(a)

May not be located with detention facilities established under subsection (1) or (2) of this section; and

(b)

Are subject to the standards and specifications found in ORS 169.740 (Standards for juvenile detention facilities) and 419A.052 (Specifications of facilities). Upon written request of the county, the Department of Corrections may approve waivers and variances from the standards and specifications as long as the waivers or variances are consistent with the safety and welfare of detained youths and youth offenders. [1993 c.33 §8; 1993 c.546 §4; 1997 c.696 §1; 2003 c.396 §9; 2019 c.382 §4]

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