2019 Wyoming Statutes
Title 14 - Children
Chapter 9 - Community Juvenile Services
Section 14-9-106 - Community Board Powers; Requirements of Boards and Counties.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 14-9-106 (2019)

14-9-106. Community board powers; requirements of boards and counties.

(a) A community board may:

(i) Receive funds from any source;

(ii) Employ staff using any available funds;

(iii) Expend funds to provide directly, or to contract for, juvenile services.

(b) Subject to this act, a community board or a board of county commissioners which has appointed an advisory board in accordance with W.S. 14-9-105(b) shall:

(i) Review existing community juvenile services within its jurisdiction;

(ii) Develop a community juvenile services strategic plan to accomplish the following purposes:

(A) Use of a uniform screening instrument;

(B) Assessments of referred children by licensed professionals who may include medical, mental health, social service and educational personnel;

(C) Procedures to facilitate referrals of youth and families of youth needing services by:

(I) School districts;

(II) Law enforcement;

(III) Licensed mental health care providers;

(IV) Licensed health care providers;

(V) A court;

(VI) The department of family services;

(VII) Community youth organizations;

(VIII) Families of youth needing services;

(IX) Self-referred youth.

(D) Periodic review of the strategic plan.

(iii) Repealed By Laws 2013, Ch. 20, § 2.

(iv) Repealed By Laws 2013, Ch. 20, § 2.

(v) Repealed By Laws 2008, Ch. 57, § 2.

(c) A juvenile services advisory board shall provide advice to the board of county commissioners concerning the availability and need for juvenile services within the county and the expenditure of any funds received by the county pursuant to this act. The advisory board may also assist the board of county commissioners, or the appropriate county official as directed by the county commissioners, in preparing the strategic plan required by this section and the grant application required under W.S. 14-9-108.

(d) The community board shall not provide any services to any child without first obtaining written consent from the child's parent or guardian unless participation in the program or service offered by the community board is a condition of court ordered probation or suspension of sentence. A court of limited jurisdiction may authorize the community board to provide services to a child if, after a hearing, the court finds that the child's parent or guardian unreasonably refused to provide written consent for the child to receive services.

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