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Labeling, 2015

Label other than standard labels: Ward

In Oregon, status offense cases are classified as wards and include being beyond the control of the person's parents, guardian or other person having custody of the person, engaging in behavior such as to endanger the welfare of the person or of others, having conditions or circumstances are such as to endanger the welfare of the person or of others, and being a runaway.

Age boundaries, 2016

  • Status offense jurisdiction

    Up through 17 years old

    No lower age specified

  • Delinquency jurisdiction

    Up through 17 years old

    No lower age specified

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In Oregon, no lower age is specified for a “ward” of the juvenile court described under the dependency chapter. The highest age a child’s conduct can be considered a status offense is 17. Non-delinquent behaviors/conditions include: being beyond control of caretakers, running away, and endangering self or others. OR ST § 419B.100, 419b.328

Reported data

Progressive data, 2016

The Oregon Youth Authority, Juvenile Justice Information System (JJIS) reports contain detailed tabular data concerning the dispositions of youth referred to juvenile courts for status offenses. Summary data reported on an annual basis include demographic information, referrals by county and the intake dispositions for youth not petitioned and those appearing before the court in a formal proceeding.

View the Oregon Youth Authority's JJIS Annual Data & Evaluation Reports (annual statistical report series) »

Chart adapted from tabular data in Juvenile Justice Information System, Data & Evaluation Reports, Dispositions, 2014 (Report # 00209s).

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Juvenile Justice GPS (Geography, Policy, Practice, Statistics) is a project to develop a repository providing state policy makers and system stakeholders with a clear understanding of the juvenile justice landscape in the states.

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