Article 14. Wards--jurisdiction - California Welfare and Institutions Code Section 602.3

602.3.  (a) Notwithstanding any other law and pursuant to the
provisions of this section, the juvenile court shall commit any minor
adjudicated to be a ward of the court for the personal use of a
firearm in the commission of a violent felony, as defined in
subdivision (c) of Section 667.5 of the Penal Code, to placement in a
juvenile hall, ranch, camp, or with the Department of the Youth
   (b) A court may impose a treatment-based alternative placement
order on any minor subject to this section if the court finds the
minor has a mental disorder requiring intensive treatment. Any
alternative placement order under this subdivision shall be made on
the record, in writing, and in accordance with Article 3 (commencing
with Section 6550) of Chapter 2 of Part 2 of Division 6.

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