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DiversionOregon strives to maintain a developmentally appropriate juvenile justice system where low level offenses are handled appropriately.School ProgramsOregon strives to provide
high quality education and educational support services to all students,
including those in the juvenile justice system. Ensuring a successful
and seamless transition from a juvenile justice educational setting back
to regular schools requires planning and coordination of services
between agencies as well aFacility MonitoringOregon is committed to assuring that all public and private facilities that could or do hold juveniles under public authority understand and follow the federal core requirements of the
Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA). Oregon is in full compliance with the JJDP Act. The YDC will continue to collaborate with the
Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) and
Department of Corrections (DOC), law enforcement agencies, county juvenile departments, and other entities to ensure compliance in the future.Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC)Disproportionality continues to be an issue of importance in Oregon. The extent of DMC varies by jurisdiction, racial/ethnic group and the points of contact within the juvenile justice system. Information from the
Juvenile Justice Information System (JJIS) indicates that all minority groups are represented in the juvenile justice system at percentage levels greater than their proportion of the total juvenile population. Disproportionalities in school discipline and academic achievement are also notable and require special attention.
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