2015 ORS 419B.175¹
Initial disposition of child taken into custody

(1) This subsection establishes the authority and procedures that apply to a person designated by a court to effect disposition of a child taken into protective custody or brought before the court under ORS 419B.160 (Place of detention), 419B.165 (Release of child taken into custody), 419B.168 (Procedure when child is not released) or 419B.171 (Report required when child is taken into custody). The person shall, when the person has taken custody of a child or has authority to effect disposition of a child taken into custody:

(a) Release the child to the custody of a parent, guardian or other responsible person;

(b) Release the child on the child’s own recognizance when appropriate;

(c) Subject to ORS 419B.121 (Return of runaway children to another state) or 419B.180 (Shelter and detention facilities), place the child in shelter care or detention. The child shall be placed in shelter care rather than detention, unless the person has probable cause to believe that the court will be able to detain the child under ORS 419B.121 (Return of runaway children to another state); or

(d) Pursuant to order of the court made after the filing of a petition, hold, retain or place the child in shelter care subject to further order.

(2) If the child is released under subsection (1)(a) of this section, the person releasing the child shall inform the juvenile court. [1993 c.33 §69; 1993 c.546 §35]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 419B—Juvenile Code: Dependency, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors419B.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.
 
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