45.0352 Child in need of supervision-Disposition.
(a) When a child has been adjudicated as being in need of supervision, the Court enters a decree of disposition containing 1 or more of the following provisions which the Court finds appropriate:
(1) The Court may place the child on probation or under protective supervision in the legal custody of 1 or both parents or the guardian under conditions the Court may impose.
(2) The Court may place the child in the legal custody of a relative or other suitable person under conditions the Court may impose, which may include placing the child on probation or under protective supervision.
(3) The Court may require as a condition of probation that the child report for assignment to a supervised work program or place the child in a child care facility which shall provide a supervised work program, if:
(A) the child is not deprived of the schooling which is appropriate to his age, needs, and specific rehabilitative goals;
(B) the supervised work program is of a constructive nature designed to promote rehabilitation, is appropriate to the age level and physical ability of the child, and is combined with counseling from a juvenile officer or other guidance personnel; or
(C) the supervised work program assignment is made for a period of time consistent with the child’s best interest, but not exceeding 180 days.
(4) The Court may place legal custody in the Department of Health, or a child placement agency for placement in a family care home or child care facility, or it may place the child in a child care center.
(5) The Court may order that the child be examined or treated by a physician, surgeon, psychiatrist, or psychologist, or that he receive other special care, and may place the child in a suitable facility for those purposes.
(6) The Court may require the child to pay for any damage done to persons or property, upon conditions the Court may consider best when the payment can be enforced without serious hardship or injustice to the child.
(7) Court ordered placement for a child committed under this section shall not exceed 2 years; except, that the committing Court may renew the placement for an additional period not to exceed 2 years, upon recommendation of the placement agency.
(8) When the placement agency determines that a child committed under this section should be released, it shall notify the committing Court in writing, setting forth the reasons why the child should be released.
(9) Upon receipt of that notification, the Court may:
(A) enter an order releasing the child from commitment to the placement agency, either unconditionally or under conditions the Court may impose;
(B) enter an order releasing the child from the jurisdiction of the Court;
(C) enter an order continuing the commitment of the child;
(D) hold a hearing on the request for release after due notice has been given to all parties involved; or
(E) enter any combination of the orders included in subparagraphs (A) to (C) which the Court finds appropriate and which are not mutually exclusive.
(10) When the Court enters an order releasing the child from commitment to the placement agency, the agency immediately returns the child to the court.History: 1980, PL 16-71 § 1.
Research Guide: CRS 19-3-112.