- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 47. Welfare, Social Services and Institutions
- Chapter 14. Juvenile Programs and Institutions
- Section 10. General Powers of Department Over Juvenile Institutions.
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AS 47.14.010. General Powers of Department Over Juvenile Institutions.
The department may
- (1) purchase, lease, or construct buildings or other facilities for the care, detention, rehabilitation, and education of
children in need of aid or delinquent minors;
- (2) adopt plans for construction of juvenile homes, juvenile work camps, juvenile detention facilities, and other juvenile
- (3) adopt standards and regulations for the design, construction, repair, maintenance, and operation of all juvenile
detention homes, work camps, facilities, and institutions;
- (4) inspect periodically each juvenile detention home, work camp, facility, or other institution to ensure that the
standards and regulations adopted are being maintained;
- (5) reimburse cities maintaining and operating juvenile detention homes, work camps, and facilities;
- (6) enter into contracts and arrangements with cities and state and federal agencies to carry out the purposes of AS 47.10, AS 47.12, and this chapter;
- (7) do all acts necessary to carry out the purposes of AS 47.10, AS
47.12, and this chapter;
- (8) adopt the regulations necessary to carry out AS 47.10, AS 47.12, and this chapter;
- (9) accept donations, gifts, or bequests of money or other property for use in construction of juvenile homes, work camps,
institutions, or detention facilities;
- (10) operate juvenile homes when municipalities are unable to do so;
- (11) receive, care for, and place in a juvenile detention home, the minor's own home, a foster home, or a correctional
school, work camp, or treatment institution all minors committed to its custody under AS 47.10, AS 47.12, and this chapter.
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