CHC 897.1     

Art. 897.1. Disposition after adjudication of certain felony-grade delinquent acts

            A. After adjudication of a felony-grade delinquent act based upon a violation of R.S. 14:30, first degree murder or R.S. 14:30.1, second degree murder, the court shall commit the child who is fourteen years or older at the time of the commission of the offense to the custody of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections to be confined in secure placement until the child attains the age of twenty-one years without benefit of parole, probation, suspension of imposition or execution of sentence, or modification of sentence.

            B. After adjudication of a felony-grade delinquent act based upon a violation of R.S. 14:42, first degree rape, or R.S. 14:44, aggravated kidnapping, the court shall commit the child who is fourteen years or older at the time of the commission of the offense to the custody of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections to be confined in secure placement until the child attains the age of twenty-one years without benefit of probation or suspension of imposition or execution of sentence.

            C. After adjudication of a felony-grade delinquent act based upon a violation of R.S. 14:64, armed robbery, the court shall commit the child who is fourteen years of age or older at the time of the commission of the offense to the custody of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections to be confined in secure placement without benefit of probation or suspension of imposition or execution of sentence.

            D. Juveniles in secure care for an adjudication for a violation of R.S. 14:42 or 44 shall be eligible for modification after serving thirty-six months of the disposition. Juveniles in secure care for an adjudication for a violation of R.S. 14:64 shall be eligible for modification after serving thirty-six months of the disposition or, if the disposition is less than thirty-six months, two-thirds of the disposition.

            E. A motion for modification of a disposition shall be filed pursuant to Article 910 et seq. and a contradictory hearing shall be set no sooner than thirty days from the date of notice to the district attorney. To grant a motion for modification of disposition, the court must find that the child poses a reduced risk to the community based on the following considerations:

            (1) The most recent risk assessment conducted by the office of juvenile justice.

            (2) The recommendation of the office of juvenile justice.

            (3) A reentry plan that includes an appropriate placement to conduct supervision and achieve aftercare goals.

            (4) Any additional evidence provided by the child, the state, or the office of juvenile justice.

            F. At least six months prior to the release of the child, the department shall prepare an individualized and thorough transitional plan that identifies the techniques, programs, personnel, and facilities that will be used to assist the child in achieving a successful return to his family and the community. A copy of the transitional plan shall be mailed to the court that ordered the disposition of commitment.

            G. The provisions of this Article shall apply to all children in the custody of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, office of juvenile justice, on or after August 1, 2018.

            Acts 1993, No. 430, §2; Acts 2004, No. 484, §1; Acts 2015, No. 184, §8; Acts 2018, No. 467, §2.