Section 15-20A-26


Published: 2015

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Section 15-20A-26

Section 15-20A-26Juvenile sex offender - Treatment; risk assessment.

(a) Upon adjudication of delinquency for a sex offense, a juvenile sex offender shall be required to receive sex offender treatment by a sex offender treatment program or provider approved by the Department of Youth Services.



(b) Upon completion of sex offender treatment, the juvenile sex offender shall be required to undergo a sex offender risk assessment. The treatment provider shall provide a copy of the risk assessment to the sentencing court, the prosecuting attorney, and the juvenile probation officer not less than 60 days prior to the projected release of the juvenile sex offender from a facility where the juvenile sex offender does not have unsupervised access to the public or immediately upon completion of the risk assessment if the juvenile sex offender is not in a facility where the juvenile sex offender does not have unsupervised access to the public.



(c) Upon receiving the risk assessment, the juvenile probation officer shall immediately notify the attorney for the juvenile sex offender and either the parent, guardian, or custodian of the juvenile sex offender of the pending release of the juvenile sex offender and provide them with a copy of the risk assessment.



(d) Within 60 days of receiving the risk assessment, the court shall conduct a hearing to determine the risk of the juvenile sex offender to the community and the level of notification that shall apply.



(e) No juvenile sex offender shall be removed from the supervision of the sentencing court until such time as the juvenile sex offender has completed treatment, the treatment provider has filed a risk assessment with the sentencing court, and the sentencing court has conducted a hearing to determine the risk of the juvenile sex offender to the community and the level of notification that shall apply.

(Act 2011-640, p. 1569, §26.)