2015 ORS 419C.531¹
Notice to victim
  • opportunity to be heard
  • request for reconsideration

(1) If the juvenile court or the juvenile panel of the Psychiatric Security Review Board determines that a victim desires notification as described in ORS 419C.529 (Finding of serious mental condition), the panel shall make a reasonable effort to notify the victim of panel hearings and orders, conditional release, discharge or escape. Nothing in this subsection authorizes the panel to disseminate information that is otherwise privileged by law.

(2) When the panel conducts a hearing involving a young person found responsible except for insanity for an act for which there is a victim, the panel shall afford the victim an opportunity to be heard, either orally or in writing, at the hearing.

(3)(a) If the panel fails to make a reasonable effort to notify the victim of a panel hearing under subsection (1) of this section or fails to afford the victim an opportunity to be heard under subsection (2) of this section, the victim may request that the panel reconsider the order of the panel.

(b) If the panel determines that the panel failed to make a reasonable effort to notify the victim or failed to afford the victim an opportunity to be heard, except as provided in paragraph (c) of this subsection, the panel shall grant the request for reconsideration. Upon reconsideration, the panel shall consider the statement of the victim and may consider any other information that was not available to the panel at the previous hearing.

(c) The panel may not grant a request for reconsideration that is made:

(A) After the young person has been discharged from the jurisdiction of the Psychiatric Security Review Board;

(B) After the panel has held a subsequent hearing involving the young person; or

(C) If the panel failed to make a reasonable effort to notify the victim of a hearing, more than 30 days after the victim knew or reasonably should have known of the hearing. [2010 c.89 §8]


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.
 
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