46.2201 Probation officers–Appointment, compensation, removal, and fees.

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(a) The Chief Justice of the High Court of American Samoa, pursuant to ASCA 3.0205, may appoint 1 or more suitable persons to serve as probation officers within the jurisdiction and under the direction of the court.

(b) The Chief Justice may designate existing court employees to serve as probation officers in addition to their current court duties, or appoint full or part time compensated probation officers, pursuant to ASCA 3.0205, or both.

(c) The appointment of a probation officer shall be in writing and entered on the records of the court.

(d) The Chief Justice, in his discretion, may remove a probation officer.

(e) Whenever the Chief Justice has appointed more than 1 probation officer, 1 may be designated chief probation officer and he shall direct the work of all probation officers.

(f) Costs of probationary services including but not limited to supervision of probationers, alcohol and other drug random testing, and education, training and counseling programs shall be assessed upon and collected from each person placed on probation. The Chief Justice may by order or rule issue and periodically revise a fee schedule for such costs and services, the proceeds from which shall be deposited in the General Fund of the American Samoa Government.

History: 1979, PL 16-43 § 2; amd 2010, PL 31-11 § 1.

Research Guide: 28 ASC 6, 28 ASC 7, 28 ASC 8.