2015 ORS § 420A.125¹
Youth offenders
  • intake assessments
  • reformation plan
  • placement

(1) The Oregon Youth Authority shall conduct, or cause to be conducted, intake assessments when youth offenders and other persons are initially placed in a youth correction facility.

(2) At the time of the intake assessment, the youth authority shall provide the person with a copy of the rules of conduct for youth offenders and other persons in custody in youth correction facilities. The youth authority shall also provide a youth offender with information concerning the process for transferring from one level of custody to another.

(3) An intake assessment shall include the following for each person:

(a) A physical health evaluation;

(b) If appropriate, a psychiatric evaluation;

(c) A psychological evaluation if a psychological evaluation of the person has not been done in the six months prior to the persons commitment to the youth correction facility;

(d) A drug and alcohol abuse evaluation;

(e) If appropriate, a sex offender evaluation; and

(f) If appropriate, a vocational evaluation.

(4) For a youth offender, the intake assessment must also include an educational evaluation to be provided by the Department of Education. The educational evaluation must include evaluations for special education as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq.

(5) Following assessment of a youth offender, the Director of the Oregon Youth Authority shall prepare, or cause to be prepared, a reformation plan for the youth offender and make the initial placement of the youth offender based upon the plan. The director shall base the placement on:

(a) The evaluations required by subsections (3) and (4) of this section;

(b) The severity of the conduct engaged in by the youth offender;

(c) The juvenile record of the youth offender; and

(d) The conduct of the youth offender during assessment. [1995 c.422 §20; 1999 c.369 §1]