2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 2a - Administration Of Civil And Criminal Justice
Section 2A:4A-80 - Law Enforcement Referral

NJ Rev Stat § 2A:4A-80 (2016) What's This?

2A:4A-80. Law enforcement referral
A law enforcement officer taking a juvenile into short-term custody pursuant to section 12 of P.L.1982, c.77 (C.2A:4A-31) shall immediately notify the juvenile-family crisis intervention unit and shall promptly bring the juvenile to the unit or place designated by the unit when:

a. The officer has reason to believe that it is not in the best interests of the juvenile or the family for the officer to return the juvenile to his home;

b. The juvenile resides in another county and the officer is unable to make arrangements to return the juvenile to his home;

c. The juvenile resides in another state;

d. The juvenile has run away from a placement and the juvenile refuses to return home or the juvenile, through his past behavior, has demonstrated an inability to remain at home;

e. The law enforcement officer is unable, by all reasonable efforts to identify or locate a parent, relative or other such appropriate person;

f. The juvenile requires immediate emergency services, such as medical or psychiatric care; or

g. No identification can be obtained from the juvenile.

L.1982, c. 80, s. 5, eff. Dec. 31, 1983.

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