2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:1096.2 - Purpose

§1096.2. Purpose

A. The purpose of the commission shall be to assist and afford opportunities to preadjudicatory and postadjudicatory children who enter the juvenile justice system, or who are children in need of care or supervision, to become productive, law-abiding citizens of the community, parish, and state by the establishment of rehabilitative programs within a structured environment and to provide physical facilities and related services for children, including the housing, care, supervision, maintenance, and education of juveniles under the age of seventeen years, and for juveniles seventeen years of age and over who were under seventeen years of age when they committed an alleged offense, throughout the parishes within the district and other participating parishes.

B. If not otherwise prohibited by law, in addition to any other authority and power granted by law, the board of commissioners is authorized to enter into a cooperative endeavor agreement with any other state, parish, or local agency to provide for the establishment and maintenance of evidence-based juvenile services and programs, including but not limited to the district attorney's early intervention program.

C. Additionally, and if not otherwise prohibited by law, in association with such qualified programs, the board of commissioners is specifically authorized to expend any and all funds collected and to pay any and all negotiated costs and expenses for these juvenile services and programs provided within the district.

Acts 1986, No. 929, §1, eff. July 10, 1986; Acts 1992, No. 1071, §1, eff. July 14, 1992; Acts 2010, No. 581, §1.

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