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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 52, STATE GOVERNMENT, DEPARTMENTS AND OFFICERS

    Chapter 17B: Establishment of department; "the department" defined

      Section: 52:17B-175: Responsibilities of other departments.

          
7. a. Notwithstanding the Juvenile Justice Commission's responsibility for State secure juvenile facilities and State juvenile facilities and programs, the Department of Corrections, through agreement with the commission, shall provide central transportation, communication and other services required by the commission in connection with the operation of these facilities and the custody and care of juveniles confined in the facilities.

b. Notwithstanding the commission's responsibility for State secure juvenile facilities and State juvenile facilities, the Department of Children and Families shall provide care and custody for juveniles placed under the care and custody or committed to the department pursuant to paragraphs (5), (6) and (7) of subsection b. of section 24 of P.L.1982, c.77 (C.2A:4A-43).

c. The commission and the Commissioner of Children and Families shall formulate a plan to provide adequate and appropriate mental health services to juveniles in secure juvenile facilities and juvenile facilities operated by the commission. The commission and the Commissioner of Children and Families shall jointly adopt regulations pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), establishing the procedures included in the plan. The plan shall include the following:

(1) Procedures for identifying juveniles in need of such services upon admission to and while in a facility, including procedures for evaluation;

(2) Procedures for providing appropriate and adequate treatment and for terminating treatment when it is no longer needed;

(3) Procedures for ensuring cooperation between employees of the commission and the Department of Children and Families; and

(4) Procedures for review and revision of the plan.

d. The commission, through agreement with the Attorney General, the Commissioner of Corrections or the Commissioner of Children and Families as appropriate, shall arrange to provide such other services as may be required by the commission and may enter into other agreements as authorized pursuant to R.S.52:14-1 et seq. or any other law of this State.

e. The commission and the Commissioner of Corrections shall, consistent with applicable State and federal standards, formulate a plan setting forth procedures for transferring custody of any juvenile incarcerated in a juvenile facility who has reached the age of 18 during confinement and whose continued presence in the juvenile facility threatens the public safety, the safety of juvenile offenders, or the ability of the commission to operate the program in the manner intended. The commission and the Commissioner of Corrections shall jointly adopt regulations pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), establishing the procedures included in the plan. At a minimum, the plan shall require that:

(1) the juvenile be notified, in writing, of the proposed transfer and the factual basis supporting the transfer;

(2) the juvenile be provided with the opportunity to be heard and to present opposition;

(3) the juvenile be represented by the Office of the Public Defender, unless the juvenile chooses to be represented by nonprofit counsel or engage private counsel at the juvenile's expense;

(4) the decision to proceed with the transfer be made by an impartial person; and

(5) written findings of the facts supporting the decision to proceed with the transfer accompany the decision.

L.1995, c.284, s.7; amended 2006, c.47, s.193; 2015, c.89, s.4.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2015-08-27 11:36:55.






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