Youth Correction Facilities

ORS 420.081
Population limits

  • controlling admissions
  • rules


The total population of youth offenders confined in the youth correction facilities may not exceed the design capacity of the facilities designated for close custody purposes by the Director of the Oregon Youth Authority. The total population limit shall include offenders in the youth correction facility who were waived by the juvenile court to be prosecuted as adults.


The director by rule shall determine reasonable standards for care and treatment of youth offenders housed in youth correction facilities. Within the total limit established under subsection (1) of this section, the Director of the Oregon Youth Authority shall establish and impose a maximum allowable population level for each youth correction facility. The maximum allowable population shall not exceed the design capacity for the facility and shall be further limited by the ability of the facility to meet the standard of care and treatment established by rule under this subsection, protect communities, hold youth offenders accountable for their behavior and improve the competency of youth offenders to become responsible and productive members of their communities.


The director by rule shall establish criteria upon which the decision to place a youth in a youth correction facility must be based, and which, in turn, shall be based upon behaviors and characteristics of youths otherwise eligible for commitment to a youth correction facility.


After conferring with the juvenile court judges, the director shall develop and implement by rule, a method of controlling admissions to the youth correction facilities so as not to exceed maximum levels determined under subsections (1) and (2) of this section. [Formerly 420.014; 2019 c.634 §21]
Note: 420.081 (Population limits) to 420.090 (Juvenile Corrections Population Forecast Advisory Committee) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 420 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.


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Jun. 26, 2021