Duties of department in administering program.
(1) The Department of Corrections shall administer the work release program by means of such staff organization and personnel as the director considers necessary. In addition to other duties, the department shall:
(a) Locate employment for qualified applicants;
(b) Effect placement of persons under the work release program;
(c) Collect, account for and make disbursements from earnings, if any, of persons under the work release program;
(d) Generally promote public understanding and acceptance of the work release program; and
(e) Establish and maintain community centers.
(2) The Department of Corrections may enter into agreements with other public or private agencies or persons for providing services relating to work release programs.
(3) In carrying out the provisions of this section, the Department of Corrections may enter into agreements with the Department of Human Services to provide such services as determined by the Department of Corrections and as the Department of Human Services is authorized to provide under ORS 344.511 to 344.550. [1965 c.463 §3; 1967 c.289 §1; 1969 c.597 §121; 1973 c.836 §304; 1987 c.320 §69; 1995 c.384 §4; 2013 c.130 §3]