Title 78B - Judicial Code - Chapter 22 - Indigent Defense Act - Part 8 - Child Welfare Parental Defense Program - Section 802 - Child Welfare Parental Defense Program -- Creation -- Duties -- Annual report -- Budget.


Published: 2020-05-12

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Effective 5/12/2020 Superseded 5/5/2021 78B-22-802 Child Welfare Parental Defense Program -- Creation -- Duties -- Annual report -- Budget. (1) There is created within the office the Child Welfare Parental Defense Program. (2)

(a) The office shall: (i) administer and enforce the program in accordance with this part; (ii) manage the operation and budget of the program; (iii) develop and provide educational and training programs for contracted parental defense

attorneys; and (iv) provide information and advice to assist a contracted parental defense attorney to comply

with the attorney's professional, contractual, and ethical duties. (b) In administering the program, the office shall contract with:

(i) a person who is qualified to perform the program duties under this section; and (ii) an attorney, as an independent contractor, in accordance with Section 78B-22-803.

(3) (a) The director shall prepare a budget of:

(i) the administrative expenses for the program; and (ii) the amount estimated to fund needed contracts and other costs.

(b) On or before October 1 of each year, the director shall report to the governor and the Child Welfare Legislative Oversight Panel regarding the preceding fiscal year on the operations, activities, and goals of the program.