Maine Revised Statutes

§3317. Disposition after return to Juvenile Court

In instances of commitment of a juvenile to the Department of Health and Human Services or a Department of Corrections juvenile correctional facility or when the juvenile is under a specified period of probation, the Commissioner of Health and Human Services or the commissioner's designee or the Commissioner of Corrections or the commissioner's designee following the disposition may for good cause petition the Juvenile Court having original jurisdiction in the case for a judicial review of the disposition, including extension of the period of commitment or period of probation. In all cases in which a juvenile is returned to a Juvenile Court, the Juvenile Court may make any of the dispositions otherwise provided in section 3314. When reviewing a commitment to the Department of Health and Human Services, the court shall consider efforts made by the Department of Corrections and the Department of Health and Human Services to reunify the juvenile with the juvenile's parents or custodians, shall make a finding regarding those efforts and shall return custody of the juvenile to a parent or legal custodian if the return of the juvenile is not contrary to the welfare of the juvenile. A petition for judicial review of a disposition committing the child to the Department of Health and Human Services must be served on the parents at least 7 days prior to the hearing. [1997, c. 752, §26 (AMD); 2003, c. 689, Pt. B, §§6, 7 (REV).]

SECTION HISTORY
1977, c. 520, §1 (NEW). 1977, c. 664, §§41-A (AMD). 1981, c. 379, §3 (AMD). 1981, c. 493, §3 (AMD). 1983, c. 480, §B22 (AMD). 1985, c. 439, §17 (AMD). 1987, c. 400, §4 (AMD). 1991, c. 493, §25 (AMD). 1995, c. 502, §F10 (AMD). 1997, c. 752, §26 (AMD). 2003, c. 689, §§B6,7 (REV).