ORS 419C.203¹
Payment for compensation of counsel

(1) When the court appoints counsel to represent a youth, it may order the youth, if able, parent, if able, or guardian of the estate, if the estate is able, to pay to the Public Defense Services Account in the General Fund, through the clerk of the court, in full or in part the administrative costs of determining the ability of the youth, parents or estate to pay for legal services and the costs of the legal and other services that are related to the provision of appointed counsel.

(2) The test of the youth’s, parent’s or estate’s ability to pay costs under subsection (1) of this section is the same test as applied to appointment of counsel for defendants under ORS 135.050 (Eligibility for court-appointed counsel) or under the policies, procedures, standards and guidelines adopted under ORS 151.216 (Duties). If counsel is provided at state expense, the court shall apply this test in accordance with the guidelines adopted by the Public Defense Services Commission under ORS 151.485 (Financial eligibility).

(3) If counsel is provided at state expense, the court shall determine the amount the youth, parents or estate is required to pay for the costs of administrative, legal and other services related to the provision of appointed counsel in the same manner as this amount is determined under ORS 151.487 (Ability to pay).

(4) In determining whether to order the youth to pay costs under subsection (1) of this section, the court shall also consider the reformative effect of having the youth pay. The court may order that a portion of any moneys earned by the youth in juvenile work projects be used to pay costs ordered under subsection (1) of this section.

(5) The court’s order of payment is enforceable in the same manner as an order of support under ORS 419C.600 (Enforcement). [1993 c.33 §183; 1997 c.761 §§7,7a; 2001 c.962 §50; 2003 c.449 §13]

Chapter 419C

Law Review Cita­tions

Under Former Similar Statutes

56 OLR 428 (1977); 16 WLR 417 (1979)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 419C—Juvenile Code: Delinquency, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors419C.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 419C, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­419cano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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