Juvenile Code: Delinquency

ORS 419C.481
Guardianship and legal custody of youth offender committed to Oregon Youth Authority


The juvenile court retains jurisdiction and the Oregon Youth Authority retains legal custody of a youth offender committed to it regardless of the physical placement of the youth offender by the youth authority.


When the court grants legal custody to the youth authority, it may also grant guardianship of the youth offender to the youth authority, to remain in effect solely while the youth offender remains in the legal custody of the youth authority.


The director of the youth authority may authorize the superintendent of the youth correction facility, as defined in ORS 420.005 (Definitions), in which the youth offender is placed, if any, to exercise the duties and authority of a guardian of the youth offender under ORS 419C.558 (Duties and authority of guardian) and to determine parole and final release under ORS 420.045 (Parole). [1993 c.33 §239; 1993 c.367 §4; 2003 c.396 §120]
Chapter 419C

Law Review Citations

Under Former Similar Statutes

56 OLR 428 (1977); 16 WLR 417 (1979)


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Jun. 26, 2021