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Decree of Disposition - Delinquents
Alternatives for Delinquent Children
If a child has been adjudicated as a delinquent child, the court shall enter a decree of disposition according to the least restrictive alternatives available in keeping with the best interests of the child. The decree shall contain one or more of the following alternatives:
  1. The court may make any one or more of the dispositions in § 26-8B-6, except that a delinquent child may be incarcerated in a detention facility established pursuant to provisions of chapter 26-7A for not more than 90 days, which may be in addition to any period of temporary custody
  2. The court may impose a fine not to exceed $1,000
  3. The court may place the child on probation under the supervision of a court services officer or another designated individual. The child may be required as a condition of probation to report for assignment to a supervised work program, provided the child is not deprived of the schooling that is appropriate for the child’s age, needs, and specific rehabilitative goals. The supervised work program shall be of a constructive nature designed to promote rehabilitation, appropriate to the age level and physical ability of the child, and shall be combined with counseling by the court services officer or other guidance personnel. The supervised work program assignment shall be made for a period of time consistent with the child’s best interest, but for not more than 90 days
  4. The court may place the child at the Human Services Center for examination and treatment
  5. The court may commit the child to the Department of Corrections
  6. The court may place the child in a detention facility for not more than 90 days, which may be in addition to any period of temporary custody
  7. The court may place the child in an alternative educational program
  8. The court may order the suspension or revocation of the child’s driving privilege or restrict the privilege in such manner as it sees fit, including requiring that financial responsibility be proved and maintained
  9. The court may assess or charge costs and fees permitted by §§ 16-2-41, 23-3-52, 23A-27-26, 23A-28B-42, and 23A-27-27 against the child, parent, guardian, custodian, or other party responsible for the child