2017 Arkansas Code
Title 12 - Law Enforcement, Emergency Management, and Military Affairs
Subtitle 2 - Law Enforcement Agencies and Programs
Chapter 18 - Child Maltreatment Act
Subchapter 7 - Investigative Findings
§ 12-18-712. Mental health services for alleged sex offenders under eighteen years of age and the victim
- (a) If an investigative determination of a report under this chapter was determined true and the alleged sex offender is a child under eighteen (18) years of age at the time the act or omission occurred, the alleged sex offender and the victim shall be referred for mental health services, including a mental health evaluation and treatment if determined necessary by a mental health professional.
- (b) The Department of Human Services and the Department of Arkansas State Police shall:
- (1) Provide the parents or legal guardians of the alleged sex offender and the victim with a list of the mental health professionals or agencies available to evaluate and treat the alleged sex offender and the victim, if necessary; and
- (2) Assist the parents or legal guardians of the alleged sex offender and the victim with a referral for a mental health evaluation, if necessary.
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