The Vermont Statutes Online
- Subchapter 001: General Provisions
§ 1101. Powers and responsibilities of the commissioner regarding juvenile services
The Commissioner is charged with the following powers and responsibilities regarding the administration of juvenile services:
(1) to provide appropriate facilities for the custody and treatment of offenders under 25 years of age committed to his or her custody in accordance with the laws of the State;
(2) to supervise and administer and oversee the maintenance of the facilities, in accordance with the various powers and responsibilities established in the office of Commissioner by this title, by 33 V.S.A. chapter 52, and by 3 V.S.A. §§ 3052 and 3053;
(3) to advise, upon request and in his or her discretion, local, State, and federal officials and public and private agencies and lay groups on the needs for and possible methods of the reduction and prevention of delinquency and the treatment of delinquents;
(4) to cooperate with other agencies whose services deal with the care and treatment of delinquents to the end that children who are committed to the custody of the Commissioner may wherever possible be assisted to a successful adjustment outside institutional care;
(5) to cooperate with other agencies in surveying, developing, and utilizing the resources of a community as a means of combating the problem of juvenile delinquency and of effectuating rehabilitation; and
(6) to hold community and State conferences from time to time in order to acquaint the public with current issues of juvenile delinquency.
(7) [Repealed.] (Added 1971, No. 199 (Adj. Sess.), § 20; amended 2009, No. 33, § 83(l)(3); 2013, No. 131 (Adj. Sess.), § 133, eff. May 20, 2014; 2015, No. 153 (Adj. Sess.), § 16, eff. July 1, 2017; 2019, No. 124 (Adj. Sess.), § 11.)
§ 1102. Administration of facilities providing juvenile services; care of juveniles
(a) The supervising officer of any facility providing juvenile services shall be subject to all the powers and responsibilities applied to the supervising officers of facilities by section 601 of this title.
(b) Children committed to the custody of the Commissioner in accordance with the laws of the State, wherever appropriate, shall be subject to the provisions established in chapter 11, subchapter 3 of this title. (Added 1971, No. 199 (Adj. Sess.), § 20.)
§ 1103. Treatment program
To aid in the treatment of juveniles committed to his or her custody, the Commissioner may:
(1) develop and administer programs of educational, vocational and physical training designed to prepare juveniles committed to his or her custody for their roles as citizens of the state and community;
(2) make full use of other methods of treatment, including medical and psychiatric examination, care, and treatment for the benefit of the child and conducive to the prevention of future violations of law by the child. (Added 1971, No. 199 (Adj. Sess.), § 20.)
§ 1104. Consent to medical treatment
For the purpose of granting consent for the rendering of needed medical assistance, the State shall stand in the relationship of parent and legal guardian of the child needing the assistance, and the State shall have exclusive authority to grant consent for the assistance, notwithstanding the provisions of any other statute or law. The Commissioner, and any other officer or employee he or she may so designate, shall represent the State in this relationship. (Added 1971, No. 199 (Adj. Sess.), § 20.)
§ 1105. Repealed. 2011, No. 79 (Adj. Sess.), § 31, eff. April 4, 2012.
- Subchapter 002: Weeks School
§§ 1151-1158. Repealed. 2009, No. 33, § 83(l)(4).