Chapter 11 - Juvenile Parole

Chapter 11 - Juvenile Parole

45.1101 Juvenile parole board.

The juvenile parole functions and responsibilities shall be assumed by the Board of Parole established under 46.2701. This Board shall consist of 5 members appointed by the Governor, 3 of which must be non elected private citizens not employed by the government.

45.1102 Parole Board-Powers and duties.

(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.

45.1103 Juvenile parole.

(a) A parole officer position is established within the Attorney General’s office. All juveniles paroled under 45.1102 are under the supervision of the parole officer.

(b) When any child is placed on parole, the parole officer gives the child a written statement of the terms and conditions of his parole and explains fully those terms and conditions to him, his parents or legal guardians.