CHC 742     

Art. 742. Place of continued custody

            A. Following the hearing required by Article 739, the court shall order the least restrictive preadjudication placement consistent with the child's need for protection or control as authorized by Article 737(A)(1) through (3).

            B. The court may detain the child in a secure detention facility for up to twenty-four hours, excluding weekends and holidays, only for the purpose of providing adequate time to arrange for an appropriate non-secure alternative placement in accordance with Article 737 pending the adjudication hearing.

            C. If appropriate, the court may also enter orders for evaluation or treatment in accordance with Article 737(B) and (C).

            Acts 1991, No. 235, §7; Acts 1999, No. 1313, §1; Acts 2017, No. 362, §1.