2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:906 - Release from commitment

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:906 (2018)

§906. Release from commitment

            A. Except as provided for in Children's Code Article 897.1, the Department of Public Safety and Corrections may recommend to the committing court the release of any juvenile committed to its care, who, in the opinion of the department, is ready to be returned to his own home, or to a substitute home. Such juvenile may be discharged by the court without supervision or may be placed under supervision until further orders of the court.

            B. It is hereby declared to be the public policy of this state that commitment of a juvenile to the care of the department is not punitive nor is it in any way to be construed as a penal sentence, but as a step in the total treatment process toward rehabilitation of the juvenile and that, therefore, the recommendations of the department should be given careful consideration by the court in determining what is to the best interest of the juvenile. If, after release from the care of the department, but while the juvenile is still under the supervision of the court, the court deems it advisable to return the juvenile to the care of the department, a recommitment order shall be furnished the department.

            C. In cases governed by Children's Code Article 897.1, it is hereby declared to be the public policy of this state that commitment of a juvenile to the custody of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections for confinement in secure placement without benefit of parole, probation, suspension of imposition or execution of sentence, or modification of sentence, is necessary and proper because for these very serious offenses the protection of society is the primary objective. The goal of such confinement is rehabilitative, as rehabilitation furthers public safety.

            Added by Acts 1970, No. 353, §1. Acts 1993, No. 430, §1; Acts 2004, No. 484, §2; Acts 2018, No. 467, §1.

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