2022 Wyoming Statutes
Title 14 - Children
Chapter 9 - Community Juvenile Services
Section 14-9-105 - Community Juvenile Services Boards; Advisory Boards.
14-9-105. Community juvenile services boards; advisory boards.
(a) A county may, in accordance with the Wyoming Joint Powers Act, enter into an agreement with one (1) or more counties, any or all cities within the county or counties, and any or all school districts within the county or counties, to form a joint powers board or, by an agreement among the entities specified in this subsection, to serve as a community juvenile services board under this act. Any board formed under this subsection shall comply with the requirements specified in W.S. 16-1-105. The board formed under this subsection shall include, at a minimum, representation from five (5) of the following entities within the jurisdictional boundaries of the community juvenile services board:
(i) A representative of local field offices of the department of family services;
(ii) A representative of local public health;
(iii) A representative from the local school districts;
(iv) A representative from prosecuting attorneys' offices;
(v) A representative from local police departments and sheriff's offices;
(vi) Representatives from the boards of county commissioners;
(vii) A representative from a local or regional mental health or substance abuse provider;
(viii) A representative from the public defender's office;
(ix) Any other professional the board of county commissioners or joint powers board may appoint, who has particular knowledge or expertise in children or young adult services.
(b) As an alternative to a community board, the county commissioners of a county may form a juvenile services advisory board. In forming an advisory board the county commissioners shall include representation from at least five (5) of the entities specified in subsection (a) of this section.