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Information regarding Emancipation for the Juvenile Department.

What is emancipation? 

Courtroom hearing

Emancipation means that a 16- or 17-year-old person can be given certain rights and responsibilities of an adult or 18-year-old person. This decision must be made by a judge. 

Once the youth is emancipated by the Court, a new Oregon Identification card is required that indicates “emancipated” on the ID. 

Emancipation Information (PDF 125.16 KB)