(1) Any peace officer or direct care staff member of the Office of Juvenile Services
has the authority to apprehend and detain a juvenile who has absconded or is attempting
to abscond from commitment to the Office of Juvenile Services and shall cause the
juvenile to be returned to the youth rehabilitation and treatment center or an appropriate
juvenile detention facility or staff secure juvenile facility.
(2) For purposes of this section, direct care staff member means any staff member charged with the day-to-day care and supervision of juveniles
at a youth rehabilitation and treatment center or security staff who has received
training in apprehension techniques and procedures.
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