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(a) Violations of the provisions of this chapter shall be penalized or punished as follows:
(1) Any person, partnership, corporation or association that violates the provisions of this chapter or any regulations promulgated under the authority delegated to the youth services board or to the state youth services director, after notice of such violation served upon such person, partnership, corporation or association by United States registered or certified mail to the last known address thereof, shall be liable to pay to the department of youth services a penalty of $50.00 per day for each day such violation continues after receipt of such notice.
(2) Any person, group of persons, association or corporation who
a. Conducts, operates or acts as a foster care facility or detention facility without a license or an approval to do so in violation of the provisions of this chapter;
b. Makes materially false statements in order to obtain a license or permit;
c. Fails to keep the records and make the reports provided under this chapter;
d. Advertises any service not authorized by license or permit held;
e. Publishes any advertisement in violation of this chapter; or
f. Violates any other provision of this chapter or any reasonable rule or regulation adopted and published by the department for the enforcement of the provisions of this chapter
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not less than $100.00 nor more than $1,000.00 or be imprisoned in the county jail not longer than one year, or both; and, in case of an association or corporation, imprisonment may be imposed upon its officers who knowingly participated in the violation.
(3) Any person who shall allow, assist, aid or abet in the escape of any juvenile confined by court action or pursuant to the authority of the board or department shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $100.00 or by imprisonment in the county jail in the county in which such act shall occur at hard labor for the said county for not more than 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment as the court may decide.
(4) Any member of the legislature, any member of the board, any employee of the department or any holder of any office of the state who takes any contract for work or services for the board, the department or any of their agencies, or is employed in any way under such contract or sells any goods or supplies to the board, the department or any of their agencies, or is in any way pecuniarily interested in any such contract or sale as principal or agent must, on conviction, be fined not less than $50.00 nor more than $1,000.00 and also shall forfeit his office or employment.
(b) It shall be the duty of every district attorney or assistant district attorney to institute action for the enforcement of the provisions of this chapter or prosecute action for the violation of the provisions of this chapter, or both.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Alabama Code Title 44. Youth Services § 44-1-10 - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/al/title-44-youth-services/al-code-sect-44-1-10/
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