Juvenile Code: General Provisions and Definitions

ORS 419A.063
Requirements for detention facilities


The juvenile court may not place an adjudicated youth in a detention facility under ORS 419C.453 (Detention) unless the facility:


Houses adjudicated youths in a room or ward screened from the sight and sound of adults who may be detained in the facility; and


Is staffed by juvenile department employees.


In no case may the court order, pursuant to ORS 419C.453 (Detention), that an adjudicated youth under 14 years of age be placed in any detention facility in which adults are detained or imprisoned.


As used in this section, “adult” does not include a person who is 18 years of age or older and is alleged to be, or has been found to be, within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court under ORS 419C.005 (Jurisdiction). [1993 c.33 §14; 2003 c.396 §15; 2003 c.442 §6; 2021 c.489 §42]


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