2010 Tennessee Code
Title 37 - Juveniles
Chapter 2 - Placement of Juveniles
Part 6 - Post-Custody Services
37-2-601 - Establishment of post-custody services advisory council.

37-2-601. Establishment of post-custody services advisory council.

(a)  (1)  The executive director of the select committee on children and youth shall establish a non-funded, voluntary, post-custody services advisory council, which shall be responsible for:

          (A)  Identifying strategies to assess and track effectiveness of post-custody services and the operation of resources centers authorized by this part; and

          (B)  Identifying the following:

                (i)  Strategies for maintaining accurate numbers of children served by post-custody services;

                (ii)  The number of services provided by the department of children's services;

                (iii)  The number of children who accept these services;

                (iv)  Reasons why children do not accept these services; and

                (v)  The number of children who continue their education and the number who do not.

     (2)  The advisory council shall report no later than October 31 of each year to the select committee on children and youth, the children and family affairs committee of the house of representative, the health and human resources committee of the house of representatives and the general welfare, health and human resources committee of the senate, making recommendations for the continuing operation of the system of post-custody services and supports.

(b)  The department of children's services and other state agencies that provide services or supports to youth transitioning out of state custody shall participate fully in the council and shall respond to the recommendations put forth by the council as appropriate.

[Acts 2009, ch. 415, § 1.]  

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