ORS 169.690¹
Citizens advisory committee
  • review of proposed halfway houses and other facilities
  • nomination and appointment of committee members
  • written report required of agency rejecting views of advisory committee

(1)(a) Before the Department of Corrections, Oregon Youth Authority or Department of Human Services or any city, county or other public agency establishes a facility described in paragraph (c) of this subsection, the city, county, department, youth authority or agency must designate a citizens advisory committee in the proposed affected geographic area.

(b) If there is an established citizens group or neighborhood organization in the affected geographic area which is established or recognized by the city or county where it is located, it shall be asked to nominate the committee. If there is none, the local government body having jurisdiction over the affected area shall appoint a committee selected from residents of the area.

(c) The facilities to which paragraph (a) of this subsection applies are:

(A) Halfway houses, work release centers or any other domiciliary facilities for persons released from any penal or correctional facility but still in the custody of the city, county or public agency; and

(B) Youth care centers or other facilities authorized to accept youth offenders under ORS 419C.478 (Commitment to Oregon Youth Authority or Department of Human Services).

(2) The local governmental body having jurisdiction over the affected geographic area shall appoint to the citizens advisory committee persons from those nominated under subsection (1) of this section and shall invite the participation of officers of local governments having jurisdiction over the area.

(3) For each proposed house, center or other facility, the agency responsible for establishing the house, center or facility shall inform fully the citizens advisory committee of each affected geographic area of the following:

(a) The proposed location, estimated population size and use;

(b) The numbers and qualifications of resident professional staff;

(c) The proposed rules of conduct and discipline to be imposed on residents; and

(d) Such other relevant information as the agency responsible for establishing the house, center or facility considers appropriate or which the advisory committee requests.

(4) The citizens advisory committee shall advise the agency responsible for establishing the house, center or facility as to the suitability of the proposed house, center or other facility and may suggest changes in the proposal submitted under subsection (3) of this section. The advice shall be in writing and must represent the view of the majority of the committee.

(5) If the agency responsible for establishing the house, center or facility rejects any of the advice of the citizens advisory committee, it must submit its reasons in writing to the committee.

(6) No person serving on a committee established under this section should be entitled to receive any compensation or reimbursement for service on such committee. [1975 c.367 §1; 1977 c.381 §1; 1987 c.320 §105; 1999 c.763 §1]

Chapter 169

Law Review Cita­tions

53 OLR 32 (1973)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 169—Local and Regional Correctional Facilities; Prisoners; Juvenile Facilities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors169.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 169, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­169ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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