Youth who are placed in detention by Clackamas County juvenile authorities are housed at the Donald E. Long Home detention facility located in Portland, Oregon. Donald E. Long Home is a professionally staffed detention facility which will provide for the health, security and safety needs of youth who are being detained. Contact information for Donald E. Long Home is as follows:

Donald E. Long Home
1401 N.E. 68th Street
Portland, Oregon 97213
(503) 988-3475 (503) 988-3475

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Eligibility for Detention

Youth are held in detention for a variety of reasons, most of which center around three issues:

  • Community Safety
  • Assuring the Youth will Appear for a Court Hearing
  • Holding the Youth Accountable

In addition to the above three issues, there are further legal standards which must be met before a youth can be placed in detention. No youth under 12 years of age can be held in detention prior to a judicial review. Generally, at least one of the following criteria must be met. A youth is eligible for placement in detention if:

  • charged with a felony crime
  • charged with a crime involving physical injury to another person
  • he or she willfully failed to appear for a Juvenile Court hearing by failing to obey a summons, subpoena or citation
  • he or she violated probation or conditional release
  • he or she was illegally in possession of a firearm in violation (ORS166.250)
  • a warrant for the custody of that youth has been issued
  • the youth is a fugitive or runaway from another state
  • a misdemeanor under ORS 166.025
  • the youth is required to be held in detention for the reasonable protection of the victim