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Title 28 : Public Institutions and Corrections


Subchapter 001 : General Provisions

(Cite as: 28 V.S.A. § 1101)
  • § 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    (7) [Repealed.]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.)