Detention

Clackamas County youth who are placed in detention are housed at the Donald E. Long Home detention facility in Portland, Oregon. The Donald E. Long Home is a professionally-staffed detention facility which provide their health, security and safety needs.

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

Visiting information

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 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 may be held in detention prior to a judicial review. 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