ORS 137.680¹
Development of specialty court standards

(1) As used in this section, “specialty courts” means drug court programs as defined in ORS 3.450 (Drug court programs), veterans’ courts, mental health courts or any other similar court or docketing system.

(2)(a) The Oregon Criminal Justice Commission shall serve as a clearinghouse and information center for the collection, preparation, analysis and dissemination of the best practices applicable to specialty courts.

(b) After consulting with the Judicial Department, the commission shall develop evidence-based standards that may be applied to specialty courts. The standards must:

(A) Be designed to reduce recidivism in a cost-effective manner; and

(B) When appropriate, target medium-risk and high-risk offenders.

(3) The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court may issue an order applicable to specialty courts. The order may include a requirement that a circuit court that operates a specialty court review the standards described in subsection (2) of this section. [2013 c.649 §39]

Note: 137.680 (Development of specialty court standards) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 137 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 137—Judgment and Execution; Parole and Probation by the Court, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors137.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.
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