Section 12-15-104

Advisory boards.

(a) The presiding juvenile court judge may appoint not less than five nor more than 25 citizens of the county, known for their interest in the welfare of children, who shall serve without compensation, to constitute and be the advisory board of the juvenile court in matters relating to the welfare of children. The membership of the advisory board shall be inclusive and reflect the racial, gender, geographic, urban or rural, and economic diversity of the county. The advisory board shall organize by electing officers and by adopting bylaws, rules, and regulations for its government as it shall deem best for the purposes of this chapter. The board shall hold office at the pleasure of the juvenile court or of the judge thereof.

(b) The duties of the advisory board shall be as follows:

(1) To assist the juvenile court in securing the services of volunteer juvenile probation officers when the services of those officers shall be deemed necessary or desirable.

(2) To visit institutions which are charged with caring for children and, whenever practicable, other institutions to which the juvenile court from time to time may award legal custody.

(3) To advise and cooperate with the juvenile court upon all matters relating to the welfare of children.

(4) To recommend to the juvenile court any and all needful measures for the purpose of carrying out the provisions and intent of this chapter and to make themselves familiar with the work of the juvenile court pursuant to this chapter.

(5) To make, from time to time, a report to the public of the work of the juvenile court.

(Acts 1975, No. 1205, p. 2384, §5-106; §12-15-4; amended and renumbered by Act 2008-277, p. 441, §1.)