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(1) For a minor adjudicated and placed on probation under Section 80-6-702 or committed to the division under Section 80-6-703, a case plan shall be created and:
(a) developed in collaboration with the minor and the minor's family;
(b) individualized to the minor;
(c) informed by the results of a validated risk and needs assessment under Section 80-6-606; and
(d) tailored to the minor's offense and history.
(2)(a) The Administrative Office of the Courts and the division shall develop a statewide system of appropriate responses to guide responses to the behaviors of minors:
(i) undergoing nonjudicial adjustments;
(ii) whose case is under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court; and
(iii) in the custody of the division.
(b) The system of responses shall include both sanctions and incentives that:
(i) are swift and certain;
(ii) include a continuum of community based responses for minors living at home;
(iii) target a minor's criminogenic risks and needs, as determined by the results of a validated risk and needs assessment under Section 80-6-606, and the severity of the violation; and
(iv) authorize earned discharge credits as one incentive for compliance.
(c) After considering the juvenile disposition guidelines established by the Sentencing Commission, in accordance with Section 63M-7-404, the system of appropriate responses under Subsections (2)(a) and (b) shall be developed.
(3)(a) A response to compliant or noncompliant behavior under Subsection (2) shall be documented in the minor's case plan.
(b) Documentation under Subsection (3)(a) shall include:
(i) positive behaviors and incentives offered;
(ii) violations and corresponding sanctions; and
(iii) whether the minor has a subsequent violation after a sanction.
(4) Before referring a minor to a juvenile court for judicial review, or to the authority if the minor is under the jurisdiction of the authority, in response to a contempt filing under Section 78A-6-353 or an order to show cause, a pattern of appropriate responses shall be documented in the minor's case plan in accordance with Subsections (3)(a) and (b).
(5) Notwithstanding Subsection (4), if a minor violates a protective order or an ex parte protective order listed in Section 78B-7-803, the violation may be filed directly with the juvenile court.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Utah Code Title 80. Utah Juvenile Code § 80-6-607. Case planning and appropriate responses - last updated May 05, 2022 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ut/title-80-utah-juvenile-code/ut-code-sect-80-6-607/
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