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(a)(1) All court costs, fines, and fees assessed by the juvenile division of circuit court shall be deposited and accounted for by the county in which they are received.
(2) The court shall have the authority to direct that the fees, court costs, and fines shall be collected by either the juvenile officer, the sheriff, or the clerk of the juvenile division of circuit court or other person designated by the court for the county in which the fees, court costs, and fines are charged.
(b)(1) The officer designated by the court to collect juvenile fees, court costs, and fines shall deposit the fees, court costs, and fines into the appropriate fund and monthly deposit the fees, court costs, and fines into the fund in the county treasury of the county where the fees are collected.
(2)(A) In a judicial district with multiple judges designated to hear juvenile cases in the district plan under Supreme Court Administrative Order No. 14, the majority of the judges shall determine who is to be in charge of the collection and accounting of fees, court costs, and fines.
(B) If there is no majority, the administrative judge is to determine who shall be in charge of the collection and accounting of fees, court costs, and fines as provided by this section.
(3)(A) However, in judicial districts having more than one (1) county, the majority of the judges or the administrative judge may designate the treasurer of one (1) of the counties in the district as the depository of all juvenile and diversion fees, court costs, and fines collected in the district.
(B) The treasurer so designated by the court shall maintain a separate account of the juvenile fees, court costs, and fines collected in each county in the district so that fees, court costs, and fines collected in a county are spent to support the juveniles and juvenile division court services and programs in that county.
(C) Money remaining at the end of the fiscal year shall not revert to any other fund but shall remain in the circuit court juvenile division fund and carry over to the next fiscal year.
(c) The funds derived from the collection of juvenile fees, court costs, and fines shall be used by agreement of the judge or judges of the circuit court designated to hear juvenile cases in the district plan under Supreme Court Administrative Order No. 14, originally issued April 6, 2001, and the quorum court of the county to provide services and supplies to juveniles and support court programs at the discretion of the juvenile division of circuit court, including without limitation:
(1) Juvenile drug courts;
(2) Teen courts;
(3) Volunteer probation programs;
(4) Court-appointed special advocates; and
(5) After-school and community-based programs.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Arkansas Code Title 16. Practice, Procedure, and Courts § 16-13-326. Circuit Court Juvenile Division funds - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ar/title-16-practice-procedure-and-courts/ar-code-sect-16-13-326/
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