2011 ORS § 419A.092¹
Membership
  • training

(1) Each local citizen review board shall be composed of at least three and not more than seven members appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of Oregon. If more than five members are appointed to a local citizen review board, the additional members serve as alternate members. Each member appointed shall be sworn in by a judge of the court to which the member is to be appointed to serve. The Chief Justice shall appoint local citizen review boards according to the following guidelines:

(a) Members of each local citizen review board shall be recruited from groups with special knowledge or interest in foster care, child welfare and juvenile corrections, which may include but are not limited to adoptive parents and members of the professions of law, medicine, psychology, social work, law enforcement, corrections and education;

(b) As far as practicable, members of each local citizen review board shall represent the various socioeconomic and ethnic groups of the area served;

(c) A person providing child protective services employed by the Department of Human Services, by any private agency regulated, certified, directed or licensed by or contracting with the department or by any juvenile court may not serve on any local citizen review board reviewing cases under ORS 419A.106 (Review of cases generally);

(d) A person employed by the Oregon Youth Authority, by any private agency regulated, certified, directed or licensed by or contracting with the Oregon Youth Authority or by any juvenile court may not serve on any local citizen review board reviewing cases under ORS 419A.107 (Review of cases of youth offenders);

(e) The appointment of any individual member of a local citizen review board may be made only from a list approved by the presiding judge of the court to which the individual member is to be appointed to serve; and

(f) Members of local citizen review boards must be domiciled or employed within the counties of the court that they are appointed to serve.

(2) Prior to reviewing cases, all persons appointed to serve as local citizen review board members must participate in a 16-hour orientation training program established and approved by the Supreme Court of the State of Oregon. In addition, each local citizen review board member must receive eight hours of training annually. [1993 c.33 §19; 1993 c.412 §1; 2001 c.241 §1; 2003 c.442 §8]