8-263. Order for counseling; administration; enforcement
A. In addition to or prior to entering a judgment pursuant to article 4 of this chapter, the court may order parents or guardians of a child referred to the court and such child to attend family counseling programs administered by the court pursuant to this article.
B. The frequency of attendance at the counseling sessions provided for in subsection A, times and locations thereof and areas of counseling to be emphasized shall be as determined by the court. The court may employ personnel and delegate to public and private agencies execution of the family counseling programs. Payment for services necessary to carry out the provisions of this section shall be a county charge to the matching funds as provided in this article.
C. The juvenile division of the superior court shall inquire into the ability of the minor, his estate or parent, guardian or person who has custody of such minor to bear the charge or expense of conducting counseling sessions provided for by this article. If the court is satisfied that the minor, his estate or parent, guardian or person who has custody of such minor can bear such charge or expense, the court may fix the amount thereof and direct that the minor, his estate or parent, guardian or person who has custody of such minor pay such amount to the clerk of the court on terms directed by the court. The clerk of the court shall acknowledge receipt of the money received to the person paying same. The clerk of the court shall transmit such money to the state treasurer for deposit in the state general fund.Section: Previous 8-244 8-245 8-246 8-247 8-248 8-261 8-262 8-263 8-264 8-265 8-271 8-272 8-273 8-291 8-291.01 Next
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