26-7A-125. Graduated sanctions and incentives program for responding to probation violations. The Supreme Court shall establish rules, pursuant to § 16-3-1, to develop a graduated sanctions and incentives procedure and grid to guide court services officers in determining the appropriate response to a violation of terms or conditions of probation in juvenile cases. If the graduated sanctions program includes detention, a stay may not exceed forty-eight hours, and may not exceed twenty-four hours for children in need of supervision pursuant to § 26-8B-3. The Unified Judicial System shall collect data related to the use of sanctions, grid compliance and program outcomes, and shall include a process for reviewing sanctions that are challenged by the juvenile. The system of graduated sanctions shall be created with the following objectives:
(1) Responding to violations of probation quickly, consistently, and proportionally;
(2) Reducing the time and resources expended by the court to respond to violations; and
(3) Reducing the likelihood of a new delinquent act.Source:
SL 2015, ch 152, § 25, eff. Jan. 1, 2016.
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