2018 California Code
Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC
DIVISION 2.5 - YOUTHS
CHAPTER 1 - The Youth Authority
ARTICLE 9 - Youth Correctional Centers
Section 1853.

1853.  

Juvenile court wards and criminal offenders eligible for probation may be committed to youth correctional centers as a condition of probation, provided they come within all of the following descriptions:

(1) Who have not, at the time of commitment, reached the age of 25 years.

(2) Who have not been found guilty of a capital offense in a criminal proceeding.

(3) Who have been declared a ward of the juvenile court pursuant to Section 602, Welfare and Institutions Code, or who have been found guilty in a criminal proceeding of one or more public offenses where the maximum term of confinement is not less than six months if the sentences run consecutively.

(4) Whose rehabilitation and reformation requires short-term confinement followed by intensive probation supervision. The juvenile court may in its discretion commit any eligible ward of the juvenile court to the youth correctional center program and any criminal court may in its discretion commit any eligible offender to the youth correctional center program as a condition of probation, except that no commitment shall be placed into effect until the chief probation officer has certified to the committing court that the youth correctional center has adequate facilities to provide rehabilitative treatment for the offender.

(Added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 1193.)

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