2019 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.