ORS 419C.239¹
Requirements of agreement
  • disclosure

(1) A formal accountability agreement shall:

(a) Be completed within a period of time not to exceed one year;

(b) Be voluntarily entered into by all parties;

(c) Be revocable by the youth at any time by a written revocation;

(d) Be revocable by the juvenile department in the event the department has reasonable cause to believe the youth has failed to carry out the terms of the formal accountability agreement or has committed a subsequent offense;

(e) Not be used as evidence against the youth at any adjudicatory hearing;

(f) Be executed in writing and expressed in language understandable to the persons involved;

(g) Be signed by the juvenile department, the youth, the youth’s parent or parents or legal guardian, and the youth’s counsel, if any;

(h) Become part of the youth’s juvenile department record; and

(i) When the youth has been charged with having committed the youth’s first violation of a provision under ORS 475.860 (Unlawful delivery of marijuana) (3)(b) or 475.864 (Unlawful possession of marijuana) (3) and unless the juvenile department determines that it would be inappropriate in the particular case:

(A) Require the youth to participate in a diagnostic assessment and an information or treatment program as recommended by the assessment. The agencies or organizations providing assessment or programs of information or treatment must be the same as those designated by the court under ORS 419C.443 (Diversion) (1) and must meet the standards set by the Director of Human Services. The parent of the youth shall pay the cost of the youth’s participation in the program based upon the ability of the parent to pay.

(B) Monitor the youth’s progress in the program which shall be the responsibility of the diagnostic assessment agency or organization. It shall make a report to the juvenile department stating the youth’s successful completion or failure to complete all or any part of the program specified by the diagnostic assessment. The form of the report shall be determined by agreement between the juvenile department and the diagnostic assessment agency or organization. The juvenile department shall make the report a part of the record of the case.

(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the following information contained in a formal accountability agreement under ORS 419C.230 (Formal accountability agreements) is not confidential and is not exempt from disclosure:

(a) The name and date of birth of the youth;

(b) The act alleged; and

(c) The portion of the agreement providing for the disposition of the youth. [1993 c.33 §192; 1995 c.422 §76; 1995 c.440 §4; 1997 c.615 §1; 2005 c.708 §53]

Notes of Decisions

Under Former Similar Statute

Juvenile depart­ment may peti­tion for juvenile court adjudica­tion only if informal disposi­tion agree­ment is formally extended or revoked during six-month period of agree­ment. State ex rel Juv. Dept. v. Harkness, 114 Or App 440, 836 P2d 144 (1992)

Juvenile depart­ment must extend or modify informal disposi­tion agree­ment in writing and changes must be signed by child. State ex rel Juv. Dept. v. Harkness, 114 Or App 440, 836 P2d 144 (1992)

Law Review Cita­tions

Under Former Similar Statute

16 WLR 421 (1979)

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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