(a) The Board has the authority to grant, defer, suspend, or revoke all paroles of a child committed to the Corrections Bureau under 45.0350 as are in the best interests of the child and the public, except that each child shall be considered for parole by the Board within 1 year after commitment.
(b) (1) The Board shall grant parole to a child for no longer than 1 year without review, and no child shall remain on parole longer than 2 years after the original grant of parole, except that the Board may extend parole supervision for an additional period not to exceed 2 years if the extension is found to be in the best interests of the child or the public after a hearing as provided in subsection (c).
(2) The Board has the authority to release a child from parole before the expiration of 2 years when it appears to the Board that there is reasonable probability that the child will remain at liberty without violating the law.
(3) The Board may revoke or modify any of its previous orders respecting a committed child, except an order of unconditional release.
(c) The child and his parents or guardian shall be informed that they may be represented by counsel in any hearing for the grant, modification, or revocation of a parole before the Board.
(d) The Board shall consult the Director of the facility in which the child had been placed before granting a parole.
(e) The Board has subpoena power and the power to administer oaths.History: 1980, PL 16-71 § 1.
Research Guide: CRS 19-9-102.