Section 12-15-107

Juvenile probation officers - Duties of juvenile probation officers generally; powers of juvenile probation officers as to taking into custody and placing in shelter or detention care of children generally; procedure upon taking into custody of child by juvenile probation officer generally.

(a) For the purpose of carrying out the objectives and purposes of this chapter and subject to the limitations of this chapter or imposed by the juvenile court, a juvenile probation officer shall perform the following duties:

(1) Make investigations, reports, and recommendations to the juvenile court.

(2) Serve as a juvenile court intake officer when designated by the juvenile court judge.

(3) Supervise and assist a child placed on probation or aftercare by order of the juvenile court or other authority of law until the terms of probation or aftercare expire or are otherwise terminated.

(4) Make appropriate referrals to other private or public departments or agencies of the community if their assistance appears to be needed or desirable.

(5) Make predisposition studies and submit reports and recommendations to the juvenile court as required by this chapter.

(6) Collect and compile statistical data and file reports as may be required by the Administrative Director of Courts pursuant to subdivision (1) of Section 12-5-10. The reports may include, but shall not be limited to, statistical data, case studies, and research materials.

(7) Notify the state and either the parent, legal guardian, or legal custodian of a juvenile sex offender, or the child's attorney for the juvenile sex offender, of the pending release of the juvenile sex offender and provide them with a copy of the risk assessment pursuant to subsection (c) of Section 15-20A-26.

(8) Perform other functions as are designated by this chapter or directed by the juvenile court.

(b) For the purposes of this chapter, a juvenile probation officer with the approval of the juvenile court, shall have the power to take into custody and place in shelter or detention, subject to Section 12-15-208, a child who is on probation or aftercare under his or her supervision when the juvenile probation officer has reasonable cause to believe that the child has violated the conditions of his or her probation or aftercare, or that he or she may flee from the jurisdiction of the juvenile court. A juvenile probation officer does not have the powers of a law enforcement officer.

(Acts 1975, No. 1205, p. 2384, §5-105; Acts 1984, No. 84-245, p. 387; Act 98-392, p. 782, §2; §12-15-7; amended and renumbered by Act 2008-277, p. 441, §1; Act 2015-463, §1.)