August 6, 2015
The following policy was adopted by a motion passed at the OJDDA business meeting of 9/22/99:
OJDDA recommends that counties use this wording in developing their own county policy:
It is the policy of the county to promote a zero-tolerance of drug use by juveniles.
At the time of disposition it shall be recommended to the court that any youth found within the jurisdiction of the court for an offense involving the possession, manufacture, or delivery of a controlled substance as defined in ORS 475.005(6) shall be subject to drug testing as a condition of probation, parole, or community supervision.
The following policy was adopted by the Oregon Juvenile Department Directors' Association at a regular business meeting held on May 21, 1997:
It is in the best interest of tribal youth located in the State of Oregon to access and receive services from their respective tribes. Therefore, juvenile departments should make an effort to ascertain a Native American youth's tribal ancestry and, if applicable, notify their tribe for treatment options and/or services. For those youth whose tribe is located outside the State of Oregon, the juvenile department may contact a local tribe to determine if any services are available for that youth, when requested by the youth.
Developed at the Juvenile Justice Allocation Formula Workshop
December 4 and 5, 1996
On December 5, 1996, participants of the Juvenile Justice Allocation Formula Workshop in Bend reached consensus on a proposed method for allocating youth corrections facility bed space to counties. It was recommended that this formula go into effect on July 1, 1997.
- Identify total number of youth corrections beds appropriate by the Legislature.
- Set aside beds for youth sentenced for Measure 11, waived, or Public Safety Reserve offenses. Retain current Public Safety Reserve offense categories:
Unlawful sexual penetration
Conspiracy of anything
Allocate remaining beds as follows:
- Allocate 50% of discretionary beds based on county's percentage of total juvenile population 0-17. Population data used in the formula will be updated annually on July 1, using the most recent projections provided by the Center for Population Research and Census at Portland State University.
- Allocate 50% of discretionary beds based on county's percentage of total juvenile arrests for the serious juvenile crimes listed below. Arrest data will be updated annually on July 1, using data from the previous calendar year generated by Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS):
Other sex offenses
Allocate a minimum of one bed to each county, as follows:
Apply the formula to the available beds, then allocate beds to counties that did not meet the minimum. Subtract that number from the beds available, and reapply the formula to the remaining beds.
Oregon Juvenile Crime Prevention
Prevention: High risk juvenile crime prevention services delivered to youth who fit the juvenile crime prevention target population, regardless of legal status, and which have been demonstrated to be effective in reducing risk factors and preventing initial or continuing delinquent behavior among high risk youth.
Basic Services: Basic services are juvenile department services delivered to any youth referred for an offense with the goal of reducing recidivism and not to exceed the OYA discretionary bed allocation by providing a core continuum of services including detention, shelter care, graduated sanctions, aftercare for youth offenders, treatment services not otherwise identified in the high risk plan, and other juvenile department services.