Juvenile Code: Delinquency

ORS 419C.226
Youth courts


(1)

An organization may establish and operate a youth court only with the agreement and cooperation of a county juvenile department. To establish a youth court, the organization and the county juvenile department must enter into a written agreement that:

(a)

Describes the types of cases that may be referred to the youth court;

(b)

Establishes protocols for handling the cases, including time limits to be observed; and

(c)

Establishes data collection and outcome reporting requirements.

(2)

A youth court in existence on January 1, 2002, may continue to operate in the form in which it exists on January 1, 2002.

(3)

A youth court may be described by other terms including, but not limited to, a peer court, teen court or peer jury. [2001 c.485 §6]
Note: Section 2, chapter 250, Oregon Laws 2001, provides:
Sec. 2. (1) Following a review of a police report and other relevant information, a county juvenile department may refer a youth to a youth court if the youth is eligible to enter into a formal accountability agreement under ORS 419C.230 (Formal accountability agreements).

(2)

(a) An organization may establish and operate a youth court only with the agreement and cooperation of a county juvenile department. To establish a youth court, the organization and the county juvenile department must enter into a written agreement that:

(A)

Describes the types of cases to be referred to the youth court;

(B)

Establishes protocols for handling the cases, including time limits to be observed; and

(C)

Establishes data collection and outcome reporting requirements.

(b)

A youth court in existence on the effective date of this 2001 Act [January 1, 2002] may continue to operate in the form in which it exists on the effective date of this 2001 Act.

(c)

A youth court may be described by other terms including, but not limited to, a peer court, teen court or peer jury. [2001 c.250 §2]
Chapter 419C

Law Review Citations

Under Former Similar Statutes

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


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