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38-1813. Local citizen review board; duties and powers. (a) The local citizen review board shall have the duty, authority and power to:

(1) Review each case of a child who is the subject of a child in need of care petition or who has been adjudicated a child in need of care or who is a juvenile offender referred by the judge, receive verbal information from all persons with pertinent knowledge of the case and have access to materials contained in the court's files on the case;

(2) determine the progress which has been made to acquire a permanent home for the child in need of care or toward rehabilitation for the juvenile offender;

(3) suggest an alternative case goal if progress has been insufficient; and

(4) make recommendations to the judge regarding further actions on the case.

(b) The initial review by the local citizen review board may take place any time after a petition is filed for a child in need of care and after adjudication for a juvenile offender. A review must occur within six months after the initial disposition hearing.

(c) The local citizen review board will review each referred case at least once each year.

(d) The judge shall consider the local citizen review board recommendations in making an authorized disposition pursuant to K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 38-2255, and amendments thereto, or in issuing a sentence pursuant to 38-1663, and amendments thereto, and may incorporate the citizen review board's recommendations into an order in lieu of the six-month review hearing.

(e) Three members of the local citizen review board must be present to review a case.

(f) The court shall provide a place for the reviews to be held. The local citizen review board members shall travel to the county of the family residence of the child being reviewed to hold the review.

History: L. 1992, ch. 313, § 14; L. 1995, ch. 101, § 1; L. 1996, ch. 229, § 103; L. 2006, ch. 200, § 96; Jan. 1, 2007.

Revisor's Note:

Provisions moved to 38-2208 and 38-2308.


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