2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 46b-150f. Youth in crisis. Petition. Court orders. Violations.

      Sec. 46b-150f. Youth in crisis. Petition. Court orders. Violations. (a) Any selectman, town manager, police officer or welfare department of any town, city or borough, any probation officer, any superintendent of schools, any child-caring institution or agency approved or licensed by the Commissioner of Children and Families, any youth service bureau, a parent or foster parent of a youth, or a representative of youth, who believes that the acts or omissions of a youth are such that such youth is a youth in crisis may file a written complaint setting forth those facts with the Superior Court which has venue over the matter.

      (b) A petition alleging that a youth is a youth in crisis shall be verified and filed with the Superior Court which has venue over the matter. The petition shall set forth plainly: (1) The facts which bring the youth within the jurisdiction of the court; (2) the name, date of birth, sex and residence of the youth; (3) the name and residence of the parent or parents, guardian or other person having control of the youth; and (4) a prayer for appropriate action by the court in conformity with the provisions of this section.

      (c) Upon determination that a youth is a youth in crisis in accordance with policies established by the Chief Court Administrator, the court may make and enforce orders, including, but not limited to, orders: (1) Directing the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles to suspend the motor vehicle operator's license of the youth in crisis for a period of time, as directed by the court, but not to exceed one year; (2) requiring work or specified community service; (3) mandating that the youth in crisis attend an educational program in the local community approved by the court; (4) requiring mental health services; (5) referring the youth in crisis to a youth service bureau, provided one exists in the local community; and (6) reviewing the option of emancipation, pursuant to section 46b-150, of the youth in crisis or the parent or guardian of such youth in crisis. A youth in crisis found to be in violation of any order under this section shall not be considered to be delinquent and shall not be punished by the court by incarceration in any state-operated detention facility or correctional facility.

      (d) The Judicial Department may use any funds appropriated for purposes of this chapter for costs incurred by the department or the court pursuant to this section.

      (P.A. 00-177, S. 3, 5; P.A. 01-195, S. 100, 181; P.A. 02-109, S. 5; P.A. 03-257, S. 5.) Repealed effective July 1, 2004, or upon enactment of the Interstate Compact for Juveniles by thirty-five jurisdictions, whichever is later.

      History: P.A. 00-177 effective July 1, 2001; P.A. 01-195 made a technical change in Subsec. (b), effective July 11, 2001; P.A. 02-109 added Subsec. (d) re use of funds appropriated for purposes of chapter, effective July 1, 2002; P.A. 03-257 amended Subsec. (a) by making technical changes and amended Subsec. (c) by replacing former Subdiv. (1) re prohibiting youth in crisis from driving a motor vehicle with new Subdiv. (1) re directing Commissioner of Motor Vehicles to suspend the operator's license of youth in crisis, adding Subdiv. (5) re referral to youth service bureau and adding Subdiv. (6) re option of emancipation.

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