Juvenile Code: Delinquency

ORS 419C.220
Appointment of surrogate


Upon the request of any party, the court shall appoint a surrogate for a youth or youth offender who is temporarily or permanently in the custody of, or committed to, a public or private agency through the action of the juvenile court if:


The court finds that the youth or youth offender may be eligible for special education programs because of a disabling condition as provided in ORS chapter 343;


The youth or youth offender does not already have a surrogate appointed by a school district or other educational agency; and


The requesting party nominates a person who is willing to serve as the surrogate and who meets the requirements described in subsection (2) of this section.


A surrogate appointed under this section:


May not be an employee of the state educational agency, a school district or any other agency that is involved in the education or care of the youth or youth offender;


May not have a conflict of interest that would interfere with the surrogate representing the special education interests of the youth or youth offender;


Shall have knowledge and skills that ensure that the surrogate can adequately represent the youth or youth offender in special education decisions; and


May not be a person who is the youth’s or youth offender’s parent, guardian or former guardian if:


At any time while the youth or youth offender was under the care, custody or control of the person, a court entered an order:


Taking the youth or youth offender into protective custody under ORS 419B.150 (When protective custody authorized); or


Committing the youth or youth offender to the legal custody of the Department of Human Services for care, placement and supervision under ORS 419B.337 (Commitment to custody of Department of Human Services); and


The court entered a subsequent order that:


The youth or youth offender should be permanently removed from the person’s home, or continued in substitute care, because it was not safe for the youth or youth offender to be returned to the person’s home, and no subsequent order of the court was entered that permitted the youth or youth offender to return to the person’s home before the youth’s or youth offender’s wardship was terminated under ORS 419B.328 (Ward of the court); or


Terminated the person’s parental rights under ORS 419B.500 (Termination of parental rights generally) and 419B.502 (Termination upon finding of extreme conduct) to 419B.524 (Effect of termination order). [1993 c.33 §187; 2003 c.396 §100; 2005 c.662 §15; 2011 c.194 §9]
Chapter 419C

Law Review Citations

Under Former Similar Statutes

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


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