Oregon Statutes - Chapter 419B - Juvenile Code: Dependency - Section 419B.160 - Place of detention; record; parental notice required.

(1) A child or ward may not be detained at any time in a police station, jail, prison or other place where adults are detained, except that a child or ward may be detained in a police station for up to five hours when necessary to obtain the child or ward’s name, age, residence and other identifying information.

(2) All peace officers shall keep a record of children taken into protective custody and shall promptly notify the juvenile court or counselor of all children taken into protective custody.

(3) As soon as practicable after the child is taken into custody, the person taking the child into custody shall notify the child’s parent, guardian or other person responsible for the child. The notice shall inform the parent, guardian or other person of the action taken and the time and place of the hearing. [1993 c.33 §64; 1993 c.320 §1; 1993 c.546 §30; 2003 c.396 §40]

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