2015 ORS 419C.226¹
Youth courts

(1) An organization may establish and operate a youth court only with the agreement and cooperation of a county juvenile department. To establish a youth court, the organization and the county juvenile department must enter into a written agreement that:

(a) Describes the types of cases that may be referred to the youth court;

(b) Establishes protocols for handling the cases, including time limits to be observed; and

(c) Establishes data collection and outcome reporting requirements.

(2) A youth court in existence on January 1, 2002, may continue to operate in the form in which it exists on January 1, 2002.

(3) A youth court may be described by other terms including, but not limited to, a peer court, teen court or peer jury. [2001 c.485 §6]

Note: Section 2, chapter 250, Oregon Laws 2001, provides:

Sec. 2. (1) Following a review of a police report and other relevant information, a county juvenile department may refer a youth to a youth court if the youth is eligible to enter into a formal accountability agreement under ORS 419C.230 (Formal accountability agreements).

(2)(a) An organization may establish and operate a youth court only with the agreement and cooperation of a county juvenile department. To establish a youth court, the organization and the county juvenile department must enter into a written agreement that:

(A) Describes the types of cases to be referred to the youth court;

(B) Establishes protocols for handling the cases, including time limits to be observed; and

(C) Establishes data collection and outcome reporting requirements.

(b) A youth court in existence on the effective date of this 2001 Act [January 1, 2002] may continue to operate in the form in which it exists on the effective date of this 2001 Act.

(c) A youth court may be described by other terms including, but not limited to, a peer court, teen court or peer jury. [2001 c.250 §2]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 419C—Juvenile Code: Delinquency, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors419C.­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.
 
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.