SB 175: Juvenile Code; juvenile court proceedings; enact reformsVoted on Friday March 24, 2017
John Pezold's thoughts
SB 175 is also part of the Criminal Justice Reform package and addresses the juvenile code. The bill gives juvenile court judges the ability to issue an order restraining or otherwise controlling the conduct of the parent, guardian, or legal custodian in any proceeding involving a child in need of services or a delinquent child. When issuing such an order, the court will consider things in the best interest of the child, the risk to public safety, evidence of a repeated pattern, the extent to which enhanced involvement and supervision of the child would decrease the risk to public safety, and any other action the court finds reasonably related to the child's treatment, rehabilitation or the safety of the public.
Civil contempt of court is the manner in which the court compels the actions of a parent, guardian, or legal custodian.More information on legis.ga.gov
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