2015 ORS 419C.250¹
Who may file petition
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(1) The state, acting through the district attorney, Attorney General or, when authorized by the district attorney, the juvenile department counselor, may file a petition alleging that a youth is within the jurisdiction of the court as provided in ORS 419C.005 (Jurisdiction).

(2) At any time after a petition is filed, the court may make an order providing for the temporary custody of the youth.

(3) The petition and all subsequent court documents in the proceeding shall be entitled, "In the Matter of________, a youth." The petition shall be in writing and verified upon the information and belief of the petitioner. [1993 c.546 §70 (enacted in lieu of 1993 c.33 §195); 1995 c.422 §77; 1999 c.59 §120]

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.