2013 ORS § 181.823¹
Relief from reporting requirement for juvenile offenders adjudicated in Oregon

(1) A person required to report as a sex offender under ORS 181.809 (Reporting by sex offenders adjudicated in juvenile court) (1)(a) may file a petition for an order relieving the person of the duty to report. The person must pay the filing fee established under ORS 21.135 (Standard filing fee). If the person resides:

(a) In this state and is required to report under ORS 181.809 (Reporting by sex offenders adjudicated in juvenile court) (2) or (3), the petition must be filed in the juvenile court in which the person was adjudicated for the act that requires reporting.

(b) In another state and is required to report under ORS 181.809 (Reporting by sex offenders adjudicated in juvenile court) (4), the petition must be filed in the juvenile court in the county in which the person attends school or works.

(2) If the act giving rise to the obligation to report would constitute:

(a) A Class A or Class B felony sex crime if committed by an adult, the petition may be filed no sooner than two years after the termination of juvenile court jurisdiction over the person or, if the person is placed under the jurisdiction of the Psychiatric Security Review Board, no sooner than two years after the person is discharged from the jurisdiction of the board.

(b) A Class C felony sex crime if committed by an adult, the petition may be filed no sooner than 30 days before the termination of juvenile court jurisdiction over the person or, if the person is placed under the jurisdiction of the Psychiatric Security Review Board, no sooner than 30 days before the person is discharged from the jurisdiction of the board.

(3)(a) The juvenile court in which a petition under this section is filed may transfer the matter to the juvenile court of the county that last supervised the person if the court determines that the convenience of the parties, the victim and witnesses require the transfer.

(b) The juvenile court has exclusive original jurisdiction in any proceeding under this section.

(c) The person, the district attorney and the juvenile department are parties to a hearing on a petition filed under this section.

(4) The person filing the petition has the burden of proving by clear and convincing evidence that the person is rehabilitated and does not pose a threat to the safety of the public. In determining whether the person has met the burden of proof, the juvenile court may consider but need not be limited to considering:

(a) The extent and impact of any physical or emotional injury to the victim;

(b) The nature of the act that subjected the person to the duty of reporting as a sex offender;

(c) Whether the person used or threatened to use force in committing the act;

(d) Whether the act was premeditated;

(e) Whether the person took advantage of a position of authority or trust in committing the act;

(f) The age of any victim at the time of the act, the age difference between any victim and the person and the number of victims;

(g) The vulnerability of the victim;

(h) Other acts committed by the person that would be crimes if committed by an adult and criminal activities engaged in by the person before and after the adjudication;

(i) Statements, documents and recommendations by or on behalf of the victim or the parents of the victim;

(j) The persons willingness to accept personal responsibility for the act and personal accountability for the consequences of the act;

(k) The persons ability and efforts to pay the victims expenses for counseling and other trauma-related expenses or other efforts to mitigate the effects of the act;

(L) Whether the person has participated in and satisfactorily completed a sex offender treatment program or any other intervention, and if so the juvenile court may also consider:

(A) The availability, duration and extent of the treatment activities;

(B) Reports and recommendations from the providers of the treatment;

(C) The persons compliance with court, board or supervision requirements regarding treatment; and

(D) The quality and thoroughness of the treatment program;

(m) The persons academic and employment history;

(n) The persons use of drugs or alcohol before and after the adjudication;

(o) The persons history of public or private indecency;

(p) The persons compliance with and success in completing the terms of supervision;

(q) The results of psychological examinations of the person;

(r) The protection afforded the public by the continued existence of the records; and

(s) Any other relevant factors.

(5) In a hearing under this section, the juvenile court may receive testimony, reports and other evidence without regard to whether the evidence is admissible under ORS 40.010 (Rule 100. Short title) to 40.210 (Rule 412. Sex offense cases) and 40.310 (Rule 601. General rule of competency) to 40.585 (Rule 1008. Functions of court and jury) if the evidence is relevant to the determination and findings required under this section. As used in this subsection, relevant evidence has the meaning given that term in ORS 40.150 (Rule 401. Definition of relevant evidence).

(6) When a petition is filed under this section, the state has the right to have a psychosexual evaluation of the person conducted. The state shall file notice with the juvenile court of its intention to have the person evaluated. If the person objects to the evaluator chosen by the state, the juvenile court for good cause shown may direct the state to select a different evaluator.

(7) As soon as practicable after a petition has been filed under this section, the district attorney or juvenile department shall make a reasonable effort to notify the victim of the crime that the person has filed a petition seeking relief under this section and, if the victim has requested, to inform the victim of the date, time and place of a hearing on the petition in advance of the hearing.

(8)(a) When a petition filed under this section is filed:

(A) While the person is under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court or the Psychiatric Security Review Board or less than three years after the date the jurisdiction is terminated, the court shall hold a hearing no sooner than 60 days and no later than 120 days after the date of filing.

(B) Three years or more after the date the juvenile court or board jurisdiction is terminated, the court shall hold a hearing no sooner than 90 days and no later than 150 days after the date of filing.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of this subsection, upon a showing of good cause, the court may extend the period of time in which a hearing on the petition must be held.

(9)(a) When the person proves by clear and convincing evidence that the person is rehabilitated and does not pose a threat to the safety of the public, the court shall grant the petition.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of this subsection, the court may not grant a petition filed under this section before the date the juvenile court or board jurisdiction over the person is terminated.

(10) When a juvenile court enters an order relieving a person of the requirement to report under ORS 181.809 (Reporting by sex offenders adjudicated in juvenile court), the person shall send a certified copy of the juvenile court order to the Department of State Police.

(11) If a person commits an act that could be charged as a sex crime listed in ORS 137.707 (Adult prosecution of 15-, 16- or 17-year-old offenders) and the person is 15, 16 or 17 years of age at the time the act is committed, the state and the person may stipulate that the person may not petition for relief under this section as part of an agreement that the person be subject to the jurisdiction of the juvenile court rather than being prosecuted as an adult under ORS 137.707 (Adult prosecution of 15-, 16- or 17-year-old offenders).

(12) When a petition is filed under subsection (2)(b) of this section before the termination of juvenile court or board jurisdiction, if the person, or the parent or guardian of the person if the person is less than 18 years of age, requests counsel and is without sufficient financial means to employ suitable counsel to represent the person, for purposes of the petition described in this section, the court shall appoint suitable counsel to represent the person. Appointment of counsel under this subsection is subject to ORS 419C.200 (Court-appointed counsel for youth), 419C.203 (Payment for compensation of counsel), 419C.206 (Compensation for counsel when youth, parent or guardian cannot pay) and 419C.209 (Applicability of other laws). [Formerly 181.607; 2011 c.595 §§94,177]