2017 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) Three hundred sixty-four days 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; 2017 c.706 §23]

Notes of Decisions

Under Former Similar Statute

Juvenile court was without authority to enforce restitu­tion order after plaintiff reached age 21. MacKillop v. Foster, 68 Or App 855, 683 P2d 146 (1984)

In General

Under 1999 version of statute, “max­i­mum period of institutionaliza­tion or commit­ment authorized if act had been committed by adult” is max­i­mum indeterminate sen­tence applicable to class of of­fense under ORS 161.605 (Maximum terms of imprisonment for felonies), not max­i­mum sen­tence applicable to particular of­fense under sen­ten­cing guide­lines. State ex rel Juvenile Dept. v. Johnson, 168 Or App 81, 7 P3d 529 (2000)

1995 amend­ments extending period of juvenile court control over youth offenders do not apply to youth com­mit­ting delinquent act prior to effective date of amend­ments. State ex rel Juvenile Dept. v. Nicholls, 192 Or App 604, 87 P3d 680 (2004)

Chapter 419C

Law Review Cita­tions

Under Former Similar Statutes

56 OLR 428 (1977); 16 WLR 417 (1979)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 419C—Juvenile Code: Delinquency, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors419C.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 419C, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano419C.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.