2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:571.43 - Job intervention programs

§571.43. Job intervention programs

A. Each judicial district court by rule may establish a job intervention program to be administered by the presiding judge or judges thereof or by an employee designated by the court.

B. Participation in such programs shall be subject to the following provisions, and to the provisions of R.S. 15:571.44:

(1) The district attorney may propose to the court that an individual defendant be screened for eligibility as a participant in the job intervention program if both of the following criteria are satisfied:

(a) The defendant is a first-time offender charged with a non-violent offense as provided by R.S. 15:571.44(F) for which the court may suspend the imposition or execution of the sentence, when suspension is allowed under the law, and place the defendant on probation under the supervision of the division of probation and parole.

(b) It is in the best interest of the community and in the interest of justice to place the defendant in an employment program as opposed to incarceration or other sanctions.

(2) Upon receipt of the proposal provided for in Paragraph (1) of this Subsection, the court shall advise the defendant that the defendant may be eligible for enrollment in a court-authorized job intervention program.

Acts 2003, No. 803, §1, eff. July 1, 2003.

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