2007 ORS § 419A.250¹
- • segregation of records
- • access
- • when records may be kept with those of adults
- • destruction of records
- • missing children
(1) A child, ward, youth or youth offender may be photographed or fingerprinted by a law enforcement agency:
(a) Pursuant to a search warrant;
(b) According to laws concerning adults if the youth has been transferred to criminal court for prosecution;
(c) Upon consent of both the child or youth and the child or youth’s parent after advice that they are not required to give such consent;
(d) Upon request or consent of the child’s parent alone if the child is less than 10 years of age, and if the law enforcement agency delivers the original photographs or fingerprints to the parent and does not make or retain any copies thereof; or
(e) By order of the juvenile court.
(2) When a youth is taken into custody under ORS 419C.080 (Custody), the law enforcement agency taking the youth into custody shall photograph and fingerprint the youth. When a youth is found within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court for the commission of an act that would constitute a crime if committed by an adult, the court shall ensure that the youth offender’s fingerprints have been taken. The law enforcement agency attending upon the court is the agency responsible for obtaining the fingerprints. The law enforcement agency attending upon the court may, by agreement, arrange for another law enforcement agency to obtain the fingerprints on the attending agency’s behalf.
(3) Fingerprint and photograph files or records of children, wards, youths and youth offenders must be kept separate from those of adults, and fingerprints and photographs known to be those of a child may be maintained on a local basis only and may not be sent to a central state or federal depository.
(4) Fingerprint and photograph files or records of a child, ward, youth or youth offender are open to inspection only by, or the contents disclosed only to, the following:
(a) Public agencies for use in investigation or prosecution of crimes and of conduct by a child, ward, youth or youth offender that if committed by an adult would be an offense, provided that a law enforcement agency may provide information to another agency only when the information is pertinent to a specific investigation by that agency;
(b) The juvenile department and the juvenile court having the child, ward, youth or youth offender before it in any proceeding;
(c) Caseworkers and counselors taking action or otherwise responsible for planning and care of the child, ward, youth or youth offender;
(d) The parties to the proceeding and their counsel; and
(e) The victim or a witness of an act or behavior described under ORS 419C.005 (Jurisdiction) (1) or the victim’s parent, guardian, personal representative or subrogee, when necessary to identify the youth or youth offender committing the act or behavior and identifying the apparent extent of the youth or youth offender’s involvement in the act or behavior.
(5)(a) Fingerprint and photograph files or records of youths and youth offenders must be sent to a central state depository in the same manner as fingerprint and photograph files or records of adults. The fingerprint and photograph files or records of a youth or youth offender sent to a central depository under this subsection are open to inspection in the same manner and under the same circumstances as fingerprint and photograph files or records of adults.
(b) A party filing a petition alleging that a youth is within the jurisdiction of the court under ORS 419C.005 (Jurisdiction) shall notify the central state depository of the following:
(A) The filing of a petition alleging that a youth committed an act that if committed by an adult would constitute a crime; or
(B) The dismissal of a petition alleging that a youth committed an act that if committed by an adult would constitute a crime.
(c) The juvenile court shall notify the central state depository of the disposition of a case in which jurisdiction is based on ORS 419C.005 (Jurisdiction).
(d) The Department of State Police shall delete the fingerprint and photograph files or records of a youth or youth offender from the depository and destroy the files or records relating to the conduct that caused the files or records to be sent to the depository:
(A) One year after receiving the files, if the central state depository has not received notice under paragraph (b) of this subsection;
(B) No later than one year following receipt of a notice of dismissal of a petition under paragraph (b)(B) of this subsection; or
(C) In all other circumstances, no later than five years and 30 days after fingerprint and photograph files or records are sent to the central state depository.
(6) Fingerprint and photograph files and records of a child, ward, youth or youth offender must be expunged when the juvenile court orders expunction of a child, ward, youth or youth offender’s record pursuant to ORS 419A.260 (Expunction) and 419A.262 (Expunction proceeding).
(7) The parent or guardian of a missing child may submit a fingerprint card and photograph of the child to a law enforcement agency at the time a missing person report is made. The law enforcement agency may submit the fingerprint file to the Department of State Police bureau of criminal identification. The information must be entered into the Law Enforcement Data System and the Western Identification Network Automated Fingerprint Identification System.
(8) When fingerprint files or records are submitted under subsection (7) of this section, the Department of State Police shall enter in a special index in the computerized criminal history files the name of the child and the name of the county or agency that submitted the fingerprint file or record.
(9) Fingerprints and other information entered in any data system pursuant to subsection (7) of this section must be deleted when the child is located. [1993 c.33 §48; 1993 c.602 §1; 1995 c.422 §67; 1999 c.111 §3; 2003 c.396 §33; 2007 c.71 §111]