2011 ORS § 420.855¹
Definitions for ORS 420.855 to 420.885

As used in ORS 418.020 (Unexpended balances of budgeted county funds may be expended as aid for children), 418.025 (Prevention, reduction or control of juvenile delinquency by county programs and activities) and 420.855 (Definitions for ORS 420.855 to 420.885) to 420.885 (Audit and payment of claims), unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) Juvenile court means the court exercising jurisdiction under ORS chapters 419B and 419C in the county.

(2) Youth means a youth as defined in ORS 419A.004 (Definitions) who is at least 12 years of age and has been found to be within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court under ORS 419C.005 (Jurisdiction).

(3) Youth authority means the Oregon Youth Authority.

(4) Youth care center or center means a facility established and operated by a public or private agency or a combination thereof, primarily to provide care and rehabilitation services for youths committed to the custody of the youth care center by the juvenile court or placed by the youth authority. Youth care center or center does not include detention facilities established under ORS 419A.050 (Authority to acquire, equip and maintain detention and shelter facilities) to 419A.057 (Payment of maintenance expenses) except that when a county operates a combined facility to provide both care and rehabilitation services under ORS 420.855 (Definitions for ORS 420.855 to 420.885) to 420.885 (Audit and payment of claims), and detention facilities, the combined facility may be considered a youth care center to the extent that it is used to provide the care and rehabilitation services for youths not in detention. [1967 c.444 §1; 1969 c.597 §139; 1971 c.401 §62; 1971 c.698 §4; 1985 c.500 §10; 1993 c.33 §346; 1995 c.422 §114]