2021 Alaska Statutes
Title 47. Welfare, Social Services, and Institutions
Chapter 12. Delinquent Minors
Article 5. General Provisions.
Sec. 47.12.990. Definitions.

Universal Citation: AK Stat § 47.12.990 (2021)

In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires,

(1) “commissioner” means the commissioner of health and social services;

(2) “court” means the superior court of the state;

(3) “crime against a person” means an offense set out in AS 11.41;

(4) “delinquent minor” means a minor found to be within the jurisdiction of the court under AS 47.12.020;

(5) “department” means the Department of Health and Social Services;

(6) “gravely disabled” has the meaning given in AS 47.30.915;

(7) “juvenile detention facility” means a secure facility for the detention of delinquent minors in the custody of the department under AS 47.12.240 or 47.12.250;

(8) “juvenile probation officer” means an officer described in AS 47.12.270;

(9) “juvenile treatment facility” means a secure facility for treatment of minors adjudicated delinquent and committed by a court to the care and custody of the department under AS 47.12.120(b)(1);

(10) “mental health professional” has the meaning given in AS 47.30.915, except that, if the minor is placed in another state by the department, “mental health professional” also includes a professional listed in the definition of “mental health professional” in AS 47.30.915 who is not licensed to practice by a board of this state but is licensed by a corresponding licensing authority to practice in the state in which the minor is placed;

(11) “mental illness” has the meaning given in AS 47.30.915;

(12) “minor” means a person who is

(A) under 18 years of age at the time the person commits an offense; and

(B) subject to the jurisdiction of the court under this chapter;

(13) “peace officer” has the meaning given in AS 11.81.900;

(14) “residential child care facility” has the meaning given in AS 47.32.900;

(15) “secure residential psychiatric treatment center” has the meaning given “residential psychiatric treatment center” in AS 47.32.900;

(16) “temporary secure juvenile holding area” means separate quarters that are used for the temporary detention of delinquent minors pending a court order or transportation to a juvenile detention facility and that are not within sight or sound of any adult prisoners;

(17) “victim” has the meaning given in AS 12.55.185.

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