Section 12-15-111

Contributing to the delinquency, dependency, or need of supervision of children.

(a) It shall be unlawful for any parent, legal guardian, legal custodian, or other person to do any of the following:

(1) To willfully aid, encourage, or cause any child to become or remain delinquent, dependent, or in need of supervision.

(2) To permit or encourage the employment of any child in violation of any of the provisions of the child labor law.

(3) To cause a child to fail to attend school as required by the compulsory school attendance law.

(b) Whenever, in the course of any proceedings pursuant to this chapter, or when, by affidavit as provided in this subsection, it shall appear to the juvenile court that a parent, legal guardian, legal custodian, or other person having custody, control, or supervision of a child or any other person not standing in any relation to the child has aided, encouraged, or caused the child to become delinquent, dependent, or in need of supervision, the juvenile court, for the protection of the child from these influences, shall have jurisdiction in these matters, as provided in this section. The juvenile court shall cause the parent, legal guardian, legal custodian, or other person to be brought before the juvenile court upon either summons or a warrant, affidavit of probable cause having first been made.

(c) Whoever violates any provision of this section shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and shall be punished accordingly.

(d) Upon conviction, the juvenile court may suspend any sentence, remit any fine, or place the person on probation pursuant to such orders, directives, or conditions for his or her discipline and supervision as the juvenile court deems fit.

(Acts 1975, No. 1205, p. 2384, §5-148; §12-15-13; amended and renumbered by Act 2008-277, p. 441, §1.)