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938.02(17) (17) "Shelter care facility" means a nonsecure place of temporary care and physical custody for juveniles, including a holdover room, licensed by the department of health and family services under s. 48.66 (1) (a).
938.02(17m) (17m) "Special treatment or care" means professional services which need to be provided to a juvenile or his or her family to protect the well-being of the juvenile, prevent placement of the juvenile outside the home or meet the special needs of the juvenile. This term includes medical, psychological or psychiatric treatment, alcohol or other drug abuse treatment or other services which the court finds to be necessary and appropriate.
938.02(17q) (17q) "Treatment foster home" means any facility that is operated by a person required to be licensed under s. 48.62 (1) (b), that is operated under the supervision of the department, a county department or a licensed child welfare agency, and that provides to no more than 4 juveniles care, maintenance and structured, professional treatment by trained individuals, including the treatment foster parents.
938.02(18) (18) "Trial" means a fact-finding hearing to determine jurisdiction.
938.02(18m) (18m) "Truancy" has the meaning given in s. 118.16 (1) (c).
938.02(19) (19) "Type 1 secured correctional facility" means a secured correctional facility, but excludes any correctional institution that meets the criteria under sub. (15m) solely because of its status under s. 938.533 (3) (b), 938.538 (4) (b) or 938.539 (5).
938.02(19r) (19r) "Type 2 child caring institution" means a child caring institution that is designated by the department to provide care and maintenance for juveniles who have been placed in the child caring institution under the supervision of a county department under s. 938.34 (4d).
938.02(20) (20) "Type 2 secured correctional facility" means a secured correctional facility that meets the criteria under sub. (15m) solely because of its status under s. 938.533 (3) (b), 938.538 (4) (b) or 938.539 (5).
938.02(20m) (20m)
938.02(20m)(a)(a) "Victim" means any of the following:
938.02(20m)(a)1. 1. A person against whom a delinquent act has been committed.
938.02(20m)(a)2. 2. If the person specified in subd. 1. is a child, a parent, guardian or legal custodian of the child.
938.02(20m)(a)3. 3. If a person specified in subd. 1. is physically or emotionally unable to exercise the rights granted under this chapter, s. 950.04 or article I, section 9m, of the Wisconsin constitution, a person designated by the person specified in subd. 1. or a family member, as defined in s. 950.02 (3), of the person specified in subd. 1.
938.02(20m)(a)4. 4. If a person specified in subd. 1. is deceased, any of the following:
938.02(20m)(a)4.a. a. A family member, as defined in s. 950.02 (3), of the person who is deceased.
938.02(20m)(a)4.b. b. A person who resided with the person who is deceased.
938.02(20m)(a)5. 5. If a person specified in subd. 1. has been determined to be incompetent under ch. 880, the guardian of the person appointed under ch. 880.
938.02(20m)(b) (b) "Victim" does not include a juvenile alleged to have committed the delinquent act.
938.02(21) (21) "Victim-witness coordinator" means a person employed or contracted by the county board of supervisors under s. 950.06 to provide services for the victims and witnesses of crimes or a person employed or contracted by the department of justice to provide the services specified in s. 950.08.
938.02 History History: 1995 a. 77, 216, 352, 448; 1997 a. 27, 35, 181, 191; 1999 a. 9, 162.
938.028 938.028 Custody of Indian children. The Indian child welfare act, 25 USC 1911 to 1963, supersedes the provisions of this chapter in any child custody proceeding governed by that act.
938.028 History History: 1995 a. 352.
subch. II of ch. 938 SUBCHAPTER II
ORGANIZATION OF COURT
938.03 938.03 Time and place of court; absence or disability of judge; court of record.
938.03(1) (1) The judge shall set apart a time and place to hold court on juvenile matters.
938.03(2) (2) In the case of the absence or disability of the judge of a court assigned to exercise jurisdiction under this chapter and ch. 48, another judge shall be assigned under s. 751.03 to act temporarily in the judge's place. If the judge assigned temporarily is from a circuit other than the one for which elected, the judge shall receive expenses as provided under s. 753.073.
938.03 History History: 1995 a. 77.
938.06 938.06 Services for court.
938.06(1)(1)Counties with a population of 500,000 or more.
938.06(1)(a)1.1. In counties with a population of 500,000 or more, the county board of supervisors shall provide the court with the services necessary for investigating and supervising cases under this chapter by operating a children's court center under the supervision of a director who is appointed as provided in s. 46.21 (1m) (a). The director is the chief administrative officer of the center and of the intake and probation sections and secure detention facilities of the center except as otherwise provided in this subsection. The director is charged with administration of the personnel and services of the sections and of the secure detention facilities, and is responsible for supervising both the operation of the physical plant and the maintenance and improvement of the buildings and grounds of the center. The center shall include investigative services for all juveniles alleged to be in need of protection or services to be provided by the county department. The center shall also include the services of an assistant district attorney or assistant corporation counsel or both, who shall be assigned to the center to provide investigative as well as legal work in the cases under this chapter and ch. 48.
938.06(1)(a)2. 2. The chief judge of the judicial administrative district shall formulate written judicial policy governing intake and court services for juvenile matters under this chapter and the director shall be charged with executing the judicial policy. The chief judge shall direct and supervise the work of all personnel of the court, except the work of the district attorney or corporation counsel assigned to the court. The chief judge may delegate his or her supervisory functions under s. 938.065 (1).
938.06(1)(a)3. 3. The county board of supervisors shall develop policies and establish necessary rules for the management and administration of the nonjudicial operations of the children's court center. The director of the center shall report and is responsible to the director of the county department for the execution of all nonjudicial operational policies and rules governing the center, including activities of probation officers whenever they are not performing services for the court. The director of the center is also responsible for the preparation and submission to the county board of supervisors of the annual budget for the center except for the judicial functions or responsibilities which are delegated by law to the judge or judges and clerk of circuit court. The county board of supervisors shall make provision in the organization of the office of director for the devolution of the director's authority in the case of temporary absence, illness, disability to act or a vacancy in position and shall establish the general qualifications for the position. The county board of supervisors also has the authority to investigate, arbitrate and resolve any conflict in the administration of the center as between judicial and nonjudicial operational policy and rules. The county board of supervisors does not have authority and may not assert jurisdiction over the disposition of any case or juvenile after a written order is made under s. 938.21 or if a petition is filed under s. 938.25. All personnel of the intake and probation sections and of the secure detention facilities shall be appointed under civil service by the director except that existing court service personnel having permanent civil service status may be reassigned to any of the respective sections within the center specified in this paragraph.
938.06(1)(am)1.1. All intake workers providing services under this chapter who begin employment after May 15, 1980, shall have the qualifications required to perform entry level social work in a county department and shall have successfully completed 30 hours of intake training approved or provided by the department prior to the completion of the first 6 months of employment in the position. The department shall monitor compliance with this subdivision according to rules promulgated by the department.
938.06(1)(am)2. 2. The department shall make training programs available annually that permit intake workers providing services under this chapter to satisfy the requirements specified under subd. 1.
938.06(1)(b) (b) Notwithstanding par. (a), the county board of supervisors may institute changes in the administration of services to the children's court center in order to qualify for the maximum amount of federal and state aid as provided in sub. (4) and s. 46.495.
938.06(2) (2)Counties with a population under 500,000.
938.06(2)(a)(a) In counties having less than 500,000 population, the county board of supervisors shall authorize the county department or court or both to provide intake services required by s. 938.067 and the staff needed to carry out the objectives and provisions of this chapter under s. 938.069. Intake services under this chapter shall be provided by employees of the court or county department and may not be subcontracted to other individuals or agencies, except as provided in par. (am). Intake workers shall be governed in their intake work, including their responsibilities for recommending the filing of a petition and entering into a deferred prosecution agreement, by general written policies which shall be formulated by the circuit judges for the county, subject to the approval of the chief judge of the judicial administrative district.
938.06(2)(am)1.1. Notwithstanding par. (a), any county which had intake services under this chapter subcontracted from the county sheriff's department on April 1, 1980, may continue to subcontract those intake services from the county sheriff's department.
938.06(2)(am)2. 2. Notwithstanding par. (a), any county in which the county sheriff's department operates a secure detention facility may subcontract intake services under this chapter from the county sheriff's department as provided in this subdivision. If a county subcontracts intake services under this chapter from the county sheriff's department, employees of the county sheriff's department who staff the secure detention facility may make secure custody determinations under s. 938.208 between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. and any determination under s. 938.208 made by an employee of the county sheriff's department shall be reviewed by an intake worker employed by the court or county department within 24 hours after that determination is made.
938.06(2)(b)1.1. All intake workers providing services under this chapter who begin employment after May 15, 1980, excluding county sheriff's department employees who provide intake services under par. (am) 2., shall have the qualifications required to perform entry level social work in a county department. All intake workers providing services under this chapter who begin employment after May 15, 1980, including county sheriff's department employees who provide intake services under par. (am) 2., shall have successfully completed 30 hours of intake training approved or provided by the department prior to the completion of the first 6 months of employment in the position. The department shall monitor compliance with this subdivision according to rules promulgated by the department.
938.06(2)(b)2. 2. The department shall make training programs available annually that permit intake workers providing services under this chapter to satisfy the requirements specified under subd. 1.
938.06(3) (3)Intake services. The court or county department responsible for providing intake services under s. 938.067 shall specify one or more persons to provide intake services. If there is more than one such worker, one of the workers shall be designated as chief worker and shall supervise other workers.
938.06(4) (4)State aid. State aid to any county for juvenile delinquency-related court services under this section shall be at the same net effective rate that each county is reimbursed for county administration under s. 46.495, except as provided in s. 301.26. Counties having a population of less than 500,000 may use funds received under ss. 46.495 (1) (d) and 301.26, including county or federal revenue sharing funds allocated to match funds received under s. 46.495 (1) (d), for the cost of providing court attached intake services in amounts not to exceed 50% of the cost of providing court attached intake services or $30,000 per county per calendar year, whichever is less.
938.06(5) (5)Short-term detention as a disposition or sanction or for violation of order. The county board of supervisors of any county may, by resolution, authorize the court to use placement in a secure detention facility or juvenile portion of the county jail as a disposition under s. 938.34 (3) (f), as a sanction under s. 938.355 (6m) (a) 1g. or as a place of short-term detention under s. 938.355 (6d) (a) 1. or 2. or (b) 1. or 2. or 938.534 (1) (b) 1. or 2. or to use commitment to a county department under s. 51.42 or 51.437 for special treatment or care in an inpatient facility, as defined in s. 51.01 (10), as a disposition under s. 938.34 (6) (am). The use by the court of a disposition under s. 938.34 (3) (f) or (6) (am), a sanction under s. 938.355 (6m) (a) 1g. or short-term detention under s. 938.355 (6d) (a) 1. or 2. or (b) 1. or 2. or 938.534 (1) (b) 1. or 2. is subject to any resolution adopted under this subsection.
938.06 History History: 1995 a. 77; 1997 a. 27, 205, 239.
938.065 938.065 Juvenile court commissioners.
938.065(1) (1) The board of supervisors of any county may authorize the chief judge of the judicial administrative district to appoint one or more part-time or full-time juvenile court commissioners who shall serve at the discretion of the chief judge. A juvenile court commissioner shall be licensed to practice law in this state and shall have been so licensed for at least 2 years immediately prior to appointment and shall have a demonstrated interest in the welfare of juveniles. The chief judge may assign law clerks, bailiffs and deputies to the court commissioner. The chief judge shall supervise juvenile court commissioners, law clerks, bailiffs and deputies, except that the chief judge may delegate any of those duties.
938.065(2) (2) Under this chapter a juvenile court commissioner, if authorized to do so by a judge, may do any of the following:
938.065(2)(a) (a) Issue summonses.
938.065(2)(b) (b) Conduct hearings under s. 938.21 and thereafter order a juvenile held in or released from custody.
938.065(2)(d) (d) Conduct plea hearings.
938.065(2)(dm) (dm) Issue orders requiring compliance with deferred prosecution agreements.
938.065(2)(e) (e) Enter into consent decrees.
938.065(2)(f) (f) Conduct prehearing conferences.
938.065(2)(g) (g) Conduct all proceedings on petitions or citations under s. 938.125.
938.065(2)(gm) (gm) Conduct uncontested proceedings under s. 938.12, 938.13 or 938.18.
938.065(2)(h) (h) Perform such other duties, not in conflict with this chapter, as the judge may direct.
938.065(3) (3) The juvenile court commissioner may not do any of the following:
938.065(3)(a) (a) Conduct waiver hearings under s. 938.18 except as provided in sub. (2) (gm).
938.065(3)(b) (b) Conduct fact-finding or dispositional hearings except on petitions or citations under s. 938.125 and except as provided in sub. (2) (gm).
938.065(3)(c) (c) Make dispositions other than ordering compliance with deferred prosecution agreements and approving consent decrees and other than dispositions in uncontested proceedings under s. 938.12 or 938.13.
938.065(3)(e) (e) Make changes in placements of juveniles, or revisions or extensions of dispositional orders, except pursuant to petitions or citations under s. 938.125 and except in uncontested proceedings under s. 938.12 or 938.13.
938.065(3)(f) (f) Make any dispositional order under s. 938.34 (4d), (4h) or (4m).
938.065(4) (4) When acting officially, the juvenile court commissioner shall sit at the courthouse or the usual court facility for juvenile delinquency matters. Any decision of the juvenile court commissioner shall be reviewed by the judge upon the request of any interested party.
938.065 History History: 1995 a. 77, 352; 1997 a. 35.
938.067 938.067 Powers and duties of intake workers. To carry out the objectives and provisions of this chapter but subject to its limitations, intake workers shall do all of the following:
938.067(1) (1) Provide intake services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for the purpose of screening juveniles taken into custody and not released under s. 938.20 (2).
938.067(2) (2) Interview, unless impossible, any juvenile who is taken into physical custody and not released, and where appropriate interview other available concerned parties. If the juvenile cannot be interviewed, the intake worker shall consult with the juvenile's parent or a responsible adult. No juvenile may be placed in a secure detention facility unless the juvenile has been interviewed in person by an intake worker, except that if the intake worker is in a place which is distant from the place where the juvenile is or the hour is unreasonable, as defined by written court intake rules, and if the juvenile meets the criteria under s. 938.208, the intake worker, after consulting by telephone with the law enforcement officer who took the juvenile into custody, may authorize the secure holding of the juvenile while the intake worker is en route to the in-person interview or until 8 a.m. of the morning after the night on which the juvenile was taken into custody.
938.067(3) (3) Determine whether the juvenile shall be held under s. 938.205 and such policies as the judge shall promulgate under s. 938.06 (1) or (2).
938.067(4) (4) If the juvenile is not released, determine where the juvenile shall be held.
938.067(5) (5) Provide crisis counseling during the intake process when such counseling appears to be necessary.
938.067(6) (6) Receive referral information, conduct intake inquiries, request that a petition be filed, and enter into deferred prosecution agreements under policies promulgated under s. 938.06 (1) or (2).
938.067(6g) (6g) Provide information and notices to and confer with victims as required under s. 938.346 (1m).
938.067(6m) (6m) Conduct the multidisciplinary screen in counties that have a pilot program under s. 938.547.
938.067(7) (7) Make referrals of cases to other agencies if their assistance appears to be needed or desirable.
938.067(8) (8) Make interim recommendations to the court concerning juveniles awaiting final disposition under s. 938.355.
938.067(8m) (8m) Take juveniles into custody under ss. 938.355 (6d) (a), (b) and (c) and 938.534 (1) (b) and (c).
938.067(9) (9) Perform any other functions ordered by the court, and assist the court or chief judge of the judicial administrative district in developing written policies or carrying out its other duties when the court or chief judge so requests.
938.067 History History: 1995 a. 77; 1997 a. 80, 181, 205.
938.069 938.069 Powers and duties of disposition staff.
938.069(1)(1) The staff of the department, the court, a county department or a licensed child welfare agency designated by the court to carry out the objectives and provisions of this chapter shall:
938.069(1)(a) (a) Supervise and assist a juvenile under a deferred prosecution agreement, a consent decree or an order of the court.
938.069(1)(b) (b) Offer individual and family counseling.
938.069(1)(c) (c) Make an affirmative effort to obtain necessary or desired services for the juvenile and the juvenile's family and investigate and develop resources toward that end.
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