2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:1110 - Detention standards; licensing; fees

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:1110 (2018)



§1110. Detention standards; licensing; fees

            A. It is the intent of the legislature to protect the health, safety, and well-being of the children of this state who are placed in juvenile detention facilities. Toward this end, it is the purpose of this Part to provide for the establishment of statewide standards for juvenile detention facilities, to ensure maintenance of these standards, and to regulate conditions in these facilities through a licensing program. It shall be the policy of this state that all juvenile detention facilities provide temporary, safe, and secure custody of juveniles during the pendency of juvenile proceedings, when detention is the least restrictive alternative available to secure the appearance of the juvenile in court or to protect the safety of the child or the public.

            B. On or before July 1, 2011, the Louisiana Juvenile Detention Association shall develop and recommend uniform standards for local juvenile detention facilities that comport with nationally recognized and accepted best practice standards for juvenile detention facilities.

            C. On or before January 1, 2012, the Department of Children and Family Services shall develop and promulgate, in accordance with the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act, rules governing the licensing of juvenile detention facilities consistent with the standards recommended by the Louisiana Juvenile Detention Association.

            D. Repealed by Acts 2016, No. 614, §2(B).

            E. On or before July 1, 2013, all juvenile detention facilities, including facilities owned or operated by any governmental, profit, nonprofit, private, or public agency, shall be licensed in accordance with rules promulgated pursuant to the provisions of Subsection C of this Section.

            F. There shall be an annual license fee for any license issued to a detention facility as follows:

            (1) For a detention facility authorized to care for six or fewer juveniles, the license fee shall be four hundred dollars.

            (2) For a detention facility authorized to care for at least seven but not more than fifteen juveniles, the license fee shall be five hundred dollars.

            (3) For a detention facility authorized to care for sixteen or more juveniles, the license fee shall be six hundred dollars.

            Acts 2003, No. 1225, §2; Acts 2010, No. 863, §1; Acts 2012, No. 366, §1; Acts 2012, No. 814, §1, eff. July 1, 2013; Acts 2016, No. 614, §2.

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