2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 46b-148. (Formerly Sec. 51-329). Violation of valid court order by child of family with service needs.

      Sec. 46b-148. (Formerly Sec. 51-329). Violation of valid court order by child of family with service needs. When a child whose family has been adjudicated as a family with service needs in accordance with section 46b-149 violates any valid order which regulates future conduct of the child made by the court following such an adjudication, a probation officer, on receipt of a complaint setting forth facts alleging such a violation, or on his own motion on the basis of his knowledge of such a violation, may file a petition with the court alleging that the child has committed a delinquent act by reason of having violated a valid court order and setting forth the facts claimed to constitute such a violation. Such child may be processed as any other delinquent child under this chapter, except that (1) such child shall not be held in detention prior to a hearing on such petition for more than seventy-two hours excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays; and (2) in entering any order that directs or authorizes placement in a facility under the auspices of the Court Support Services Division or commitment to the Department of Children and Families, the judge shall make a determination that there is no less restrictive alternative appropriate to the needs of the child and the community.

      (1949 Rev., S. 2819; P.A. 76-436, S. 33, 681; P.A. 82-335; P.A. 85-226, S. 2; P.A. 89-273, S. 7; P.A. 98-183, S. 4; P.A. 02-132, S. 26.)

      History: P.A. 76-436 specified applicability to enforcement of orders "in connection with any juvenile matter", effective July 1, 1978; Sec. 17-74 temporarily renumbered as Sec. 51-329 and ultimately transferred to Sec. 46b-148 in 1979, see note to Sec. 17-74; P.A. 82-335 added Subsecs. (b) to (d) to provide procedure for enforcement of court order violated by child of family with service needs, including petition, summons, custody, bail, release, hearing and detention; P.A. 85-226 amended Subsec. (b) by adding provision re processing child as delinquent who violates valid court order which regulates future conduct of the child and deleted former Subsecs. (c) and (d) re procedures for taking custody of child and time limits for holding child in detention; P.A. 89-273 deleted Subsec. (a) re the authority of the court to enforce its orders in connection with any juvenile matter and reenacted such provision as part of Sec. 46b-121, and made a technical change in remaining provisions; P.A. 98-183 deleted "disposition of placement in a state-operated detention facility, Long Lane School or any other secure facility" and substituted "placement in a facility under the auspices of the Office of Alternative Sanctions or commitment to the Department of Children and Families"; P.A. 02-132 replaced "Office of Alternative Sanctions" with "Court Support Services Division".

      Annotation to former section 17-74:

      Juvenile court may make appropriate orders for support of children and punish for contempt. 19 CS 371.

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