Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 20. Juvenile Delinquency Intervention Act

Judicial Branch Policies And Procedures

41-5-2006. Judicial branch policies and procedures. The district court council, established in 3-1-1602, shall adopt policies and procedures, subject to review by the supreme court, necessary for the youth courts, cost containment review panel, and office of court administrator to perform their duties under this chapter, including but not limited to policies and procedures for:

(1) evaluating out-of-home placements, programs, and services as provided in 41-5-2003;

(2) monitoring judicial districts' annual allocations provided for in 41-5-130;

(3) processing payments for out-of-home placements, programs, and services on behalf of the youth court;

(4) determining the amount to be allocated to the cost containment pool as provided for in 41-5-132;

(5) submitting judicial district plans to the office of court administrator for expending allocations from the youth court intervention and prevention account provided for in 41-5-2011;

(6) reviewing judicial district plans by the cost containment review panel and making recommendations to the office of court administrator on plan approval as provided for in 41-5-2012;

(7) monitoring youth courts to promote consistency and uniformity in the placement of juveniles referred to the youth courts; and

(8) providing one or more risk assessment tools to be used by the youth courts.

History: En. Sec. 18, Ch. 587, L. 2001; amd. Sec. 18, Ch. 398, L. 2007; amd. Sec. 13, Ch. 143, L. 2015.