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75-7023. Juvenile intake and assessment system; confidentiality of records; information collected; dispositional alternatives; custody of child; conditions of release. (a) The supreme court through administrative orders shall provide for the establishment of a juvenile intake and assessment system and for the establishment and operation of juvenile intake and assessment programs in each judicial district. On and after July 1, 1997, the secretary for children and families may contract with the commissioner of juvenile justice to provide for the juvenile intake and assessment system and programs for children in need of care. Except as provided further, on and after July 1, 1997, the commissioner of juvenile justice shall promulgate rules and regulations for the juvenile intake and assessment system and programs concerning juvenile offenders. If the commissioner contracts with the office of judicial administration to administer the juvenile intake and assessment system and programs concerning juvenile offenders, the supreme court administrative orders shall be in force until such contract ends and the rules and regulations concerning juvenile intake and assessment system and programs concerning juvenile offenders have been adopted.

(b) No records, reports and information obtained as a part of the juvenile intake and assessment process may be admitted into evidence in any proceeding and may not be used in a child in need of care proceeding except for diagnostic and referral purposes and by the court in considering dispositional alternatives. However, if the records, reports or information are in regard to abuse or neglect, which is required to be reported under K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 38-2223, and amendments thereto, such records, reports or information may then be used for any purpose in a child in need of care proceeding pursuant to the revised Kansas code for care of children.

(c) Upon a juvenile being taken into custody pursuant to K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 38-2330, and amendments thereto, a juvenile intake and assessment worker shall complete the intake and assessment process as required by supreme court administrative order or district court rule prior to July 1, 1997, or except as provided above rules and regulations established by the commissioner of juvenile justice on and after July 1, 1997.

(d) Except as provided in subsection (g) and in addition to any other information required by the supreme court administrative order, the secretary, the commissioner or by the district court of such district, the juvenile intake and assessment worker shall collect the following information:

(1) A standardized risk assessment tool, such as the problem oriented screening instrument for teens;

(2) criminal history, including indications of criminal gang involvement;

(3) abuse history;

(4) substance abuse history;

(5) history of prior community services used or treatments provided;

(6) educational history;

(7) medical history; and

(8) family history.

(e) After completion of the intake and assessment process for such child, the intake and assessment worker may:

(1) Release the child to the custody of the child's parent, other legal guardian or another appropriate adult if the intake and assessment worker believes that it would be in the best interest of the child and it would not be harmful to the child to do so.

(2) Conditionally release the child to the child's parent, other legal guardian or another appropriate adult if the intake and assessment worker believes that if the conditions are met, it would be in the child's best interest to release the child to such child's parent, other legal guardian or another appropriate adult; and the intake and assessment worker has reason to believe that it might be harmful to the child to release the child to such child's parents, other legal guardian or another appropriate adult without imposing the conditions. The conditions may include, but not be limited to:

(A) Participation of the child in counseling;

(B) participation of members of the child's family in counseling;

(C) participation by the child, members of the child's family and other relevant persons in mediation;

(D) provision of inpatient treatment for the child;

(E) referral of the child and the child's family to the secretary for children and families for services and the agreement of the child and family to accept and participate in the services offered;

(F) referral of the child and the child's family to available community resources or services and the agreement of the child and family to accept and participate in the services offered;

(G) requiring the child and members of the child's family to enter into a behavioral contract which may provide for regular school attendance among other requirements; or

(H) any special conditions necessary to protect the child from future abuse or neglect.

(3) Deliver the child to a shelter facility or a licensed attendant care center along with the law enforcement officer's written application. The shelter facility or licensed attendant care facility shall then have custody as if the child had been directly delivered to the facility by the law enforcement officer pursuant to K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 38-2232, and amendments thereto.

(4) Refer the child to the county or district attorney for appropriate proceedings to be filed or refer the child and family to the secretary for children and families for investigations in regard to the allegations.

(5) Make recommendations to the county or district attorney concerning immediate intervention programs which may be beneficial to the juvenile.

(f) The commissioner may adopt rules and regulations which allow local juvenile intake and assessment programs to create a risk assessment tool, as long as such tool meets the mandatory reporting requirements established by the commissioner.

(g) Parents, guardians and juveniles may access the juvenile intake and assessment programs on a voluntary basis. The parent or guardian shall be responsible for the costs of any such program utilized.

History: L. 1996, ch. 229, § 7; L. 1997, ch. 156, § 98; L. 1999, ch. 156, § 24; L. 2006, ch. 169, § 128; L. 2007, ch. 195, § 43; L. 2014, ch. 115, § 403; July 1.

Revisor's Note:

Section was amended twice in the 2006 session, see also 75-7023a.



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