2017 ORS 419A.252¹
Definitions for ORS 419A.252, 419A.253, 419A.255 and 419A.256

As used in this section and ORS 419A.253 (When information in report, material or document considered by court must be identified in record), 419A.255 (Maintenance) and 419A.256 (When transcript of proceeding is part of record of case):

(1) “Person” means an individual, a public body as defined in ORS 174.109 (“Public body” defined) or a tribe that has intervened in a juvenile court proceeding pursuant to the Indian Child Welfare Act (25 U.S.C. 1901 et seq.).

(2) “Prospective appellate attorney” means an attorney designated by the office of public defense services established under ORS 151.216 (Duties) to potentially represent a child, ward, youth, youth offender, or a parent or guardian of a child, ward, youth or youth offender, in a juvenile case when the case has been referred to the office of public defense services for appeal.

(3) “Public defense provider” means an attorney or a law firm designated by the office of public defense services established under ORS 151.216 (Duties) to potentially represent a child, ward, youth, youth offender or the parent or guardian of a child, ward, youth or youth offender in a juvenile court proceeding.

(4) “Record of the case” or “record of each case,” whether maintained in paper or electronic form, includes but is not limited to the following and includes records filed in juvenile court proceedings commenced before January 1, 2014, when the records are substantially similar to the following:

(a) The summons and other process;

(b) Petitions;

(c) Papers in the nature of pleadings, answers, motions, affidavits and other papers that are filed with the court, including supporting documentation;

(d) Local citizen review board findings and recommendations submitted under ORS 419A.118 (Records) or 419B.367 (Letters of guardianship);

(e) Guardianship report summaries filed with the court under ORS 419B.367 (Letters of guardianship);

(f) Orders and judgments of the court, including supporting documentation;

(g) Transcripts under ORS 419A.256 (When transcript of proceeding is part of record of case);

(h) Exhibits and materials offered as exhibits whether or not received in evidence; and

(i) Other documents that become part of the record of the case by operation of law.

(5) “Supplemental confidential file,” whether maintained in paper or electronic form, includes reports and other material relating to the child, ward, youth or youth offender’s history and prognosis, including but not limited to reports filed under ORS 419B.440 (Circumstances requiring reports), and includes similar reports and other materials filed in juvenile court proceedings commenced before January 1, 2014, that:

(a) Are not or do not become part of the record of the case; and

(b) Are not offered or received as evidence in the case. [2013 c.417 §1; 2014 c.71 §1]

Note: Section 10 (2), chapter 71, Oregon Laws 2014, provides:

Sec. 10. (2) The amendments to ORS 109.319 (Separate record of the case), 419A.200 (Who may appeal), 419A.252 (Definitions for ORS 419A.252, 419A.253, 419A.255 and 419A.256), 419A.255 (Maintenance) (1)(b) and (2) to (12) and 419A.256 (When transcript of proceeding is part of record of case) and sections 12 and 13, chapter 417, Oregon Laws 2013, by sections 1, 2, 4 and 6 to 9 of this 2014 Act apply to juvenile court proceedings commenced before, on or after the effective date of this 2014 Act [March 13, 2014]. [2014 c.71 §10(2)]

Note: 419A.252 (Definitions for ORS 419A.252, 419A.253, 419A.255 and 419A.256) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 419A or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 419A—Juvenile Code: General Provisions and Definitions, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors419A.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.