2017 ORS 419B.328¹
Ward of the court
  • duration of wardship

(1) The court shall make a child found to be within the jurisdiction of the court as provided in ORS 419B.100 (Jurisdiction) a ward of the court.

(2) The court’s wardship continues, and the ward is subject to the court’s jurisdiction, until one of the following occurs:

(a) The court dismisses the petition concerning the ward;

(b) The court transfers jurisdiction over the ward as provided in ORS 419B.127 (Transfer to court of county of child or ward’s residence), 419B.130 (Delegation of jurisdiction by county of residence) and 419B.132 (Delegation of jurisdiction among county juvenile courts);

(c) The court enters an order terminating the wardship;

(d) A judgment of adoption of the ward is entered by a court of competent jurisdiction; or

(e) The ward becomes 21 years of age. [1993 c.33 §105; 1995 c.422 §70; 2003 c.396 §54; 2003 c.576 §447]

Notes of Decisions

Under Former Similar Statutes

Due process does not require the appoint­ment of “independent counsel” to represent the child in every adop­tion or termina­tion of parental rights pro­ceed­ing. F. v. C., 24 Or App 601, 547 P2d 175 (1976)

When sec­ond termina­tion of parental rights pro­ceed­ing was not itself barred, proof was not limited by res judicata or collateral estoppel principles to facts or evidence which was not considered in or which came in to being after first pro­ceed­ing. State ex rel Juvenile Dept. v. Newman, 49 Or App 221, 619 P2d 901 (1980), Sup Ct review denied

Chapter 419B

Notes of Decisions

Due process rights of parents are al­ways implicated in construc­tion and applica­tion of pro­vi­sions of this chapter. Depart­ment of Human Services v. J.R.F., 351 Or 570, 273 P3d 87 (2012)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 419B—Juvenile Code: Dependency, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors419B.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 419B, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano419B.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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