2015 ORS 419C.501¹
Duration of disposition

(1) The court shall fix the duration of any disposition made pursuant to this chapter and the duration may be for an indefinite period. Any placement in the legal custody of the Department of Human Services or the Oregon Youth Authority under ORS 419C.478 (Commitment to Oregon Youth Authority or Department of Human Services) or placement under the jurisdiction of the Psychiatric Security Review Board under ORS 419C.529 (Finding of serious mental condition) shall be for an indefinite period. However, the period of institutionalization or commitment may not exceed:

(a) The period of time specified in the statute defining the crime for an act that would constitute an unclassified misdemeanor if committed by an adult;

(b) Thirty days for an act that would constitute a Class C misdemeanor if committed by an adult;

(c) Six months for an act that would constitute a Class B misdemeanor if committed by an adult;

(d) One year for an act that would constitute a Class A misdemeanor if committed by an adult;

(e) Five years for an act that would constitute a Class C felony if committed by an adult;

(f) Ten years for an act that would constitute a Class B felony if committed by an adult;

(g) Twenty years for an act that would constitute a Class A felony if committed by an adult; and

(h) Life for a young person who was found to have committed an act that, if committed by an adult would constitute murder or any aggravated form of murder under ORS 163.095 ("Aggravated murder" defined) or 163.115 (Murder).

(2) Except as provided in subsection (1)(h) of this section, the period of any disposition may not extend beyond the date on which the young person or youth offender becomes 25 years of age. [1993 c.33 §246; 1995 c.422 §85; 1999 c.964 §1; 2005 c.843 §11]


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.