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Art. 319.  Contempt

A.  Any person who willfully violates, neglects, or refuses to obey or perform any lawful order of a court may be proceeded against for contempt of court.  This general contempt authority shall not detract from or prevent the application of specific contempt provisions contained elsewhere in this Code.

B.  Any parent, guardian, custodian, or other person entrusted with the care of a child coming within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court may be proceeded against for contempt of court for the failure, unwillingness, or neglect, without just cause, to fully cooperate in the rehabilitative program ordered by the court as a part of any protective order or disposition judgment authorized by a Title of this Code, including but not limited to:

(1)  Participation in a counseling or instructional program.

(2)  Participation in family counseling sessions.

(3)  Participation in mental health sessions.

(4)  Assistance in obtaining vocational training for the child.

(5)  Assistance in obtaining a special educational placement for the child.

(6)  Participation in such other adjustment programs that the court finds beneficial and remedial in the rehabilitation of the child.

C.  Contempt proceedings shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 2 of Title XV.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §3, eff. Jan. 1, 1992.

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