Pennsylvania Statutes Title 16 P.S. Counties § 5538. Management of houses for detention of juveniles;  appointment of board;  ex-officio members

Advisory oversight for the management of houses for the detention and reception of juveniles under the age of sixteen years awaiting trial, hearing or judicial investigation, heretofore or hereafter established under existing law to which this is a supplement or its amendment or under the provision of any other law of the Commonwealth, shall be in a board of advisors consisting of the county chief executive, the county controller, and eight private citizens, three to be appointed by the president judge of the court of common pleas and the other five to be appointed by the county chief executive.  The chief executive and the controller may appoint persons to act as their designees for the purpose of attending meetings of the board and the designees shall have the right to vote at such meetings.  The private citizen members of the board shall not be officers or employes of the county.  The members of the board or boards of managers existing in the county shall remain as members of the board or boards of advisors created herein until the expiration of the terms to which they were respectively appointed.  Annually thereafter, they or their successors shall be appointed for a term of three years.  Vacancies occurring in the membership of the board shall be filled for the unexpired term by the county chief executive or the president judge of the court of common pleas depending upon who originally appointed the board member.  The members of the board shall serve without compensation.


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