2021 Georgia Code
Title 49 - Social Services
Chapter 4A - Department of Juvenile Justice
§ 49-4A-10. Escape From Juvenile Detention Facility; Petition; Commitment

Universal Citation: GA Code § 49-4A-10 (2021)

Whenever any child shall escape from any juvenile detention facility, the department shall file a petition in the court having jurisdiction and, upon conviction, he or she shall be committed for an additional 12 months in a juvenile detention facility under the jurisdiction of the department or to another institution under the Department of Corrections.

(Code 1981, §49-4A-10, enacted by Ga. L. 1992, p. 1983, § 24; Ga. L. 2013, p. 294, § 3-10/HB 242.)

The 2013 amendment, effective January 1, 2014, substituted "juvenile detention facility" for "youth development center" twice. See editor's note for applicability.

Editor's notes.

- Ga. L. 2013, p. 294, § 5-1/HB 242, not codified by the General Assembly, provides that: "This Act shall become effective on January 1, 2014, and shall apply to all offenses which occur and juvenile proceedings commenced on and after such date. Any offense occurring before January 1, 2014, shall be governed by the statute in effect at the time of such offense and shall be considered a prior adjudication for the purpose of imposing a disposition that provides for a different penalty for subsequent adjudications, of whatever class, pursuant to this Act. The enactment of this Act shall not affect any prosecutions for acts occurring before January 1, 2014, and shall not act as an abatement of any such prosecutions."

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