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File #: 21-016    Version: 1 Name: CN JUVENILE CODE
Type: Legislative Act Status: Passed
File created: 2/11/2021 In control: TRIBAL COUNCIL
On agenda: 2/25/2021 Final action: 3/18/2021
Enactment date: 3/15/2021 Enactment #: LA-11-21
Title: AN ACT ESTABLISHING TITLE 10A OF THE CHEROKEE NATION CODE ANNOTATED
Sponsors: Canaan Duncan , Mike Shambaugh, Joe Deere, Daryl Legg, Rex Jordan
Indexes: CNCA, Code, Juvenile
Code sections: Title 10 - Children
Attachments: 1. LA-11-21.PDF
Related files: CNCA-10, 21-034
Title
AN ACT ESTABLISHING TITLE 10A OF THE CHEROKEE NATION CODE ANNOTATED
Body
TITLE 10A

ARTICLE 1. RESERVED

ARTICLE 2

CHAPTER 1

GENERAL PROVISIONS

§ 2-1-101. Short title--Cherokee Nation Juvenile Code--Subsequent enactments--Effect of captions

A. Article 2 of Title 10A of the Cherokee Nation Statutes shall be known and may be cited as the “Cherokee Nation Juvenile Code”.

B. All statutes hereinafter enacted and codified in Article 2 of Title 10A of the Cherokee Nation Code Annotated shall be considered and deemed part of the Cherokee Nation Juvenile Code.

C. Chapter captions are part of the Cherokee Nation Juvenile Code, but shall not be deemed to govern, limit or in any manner affect the scope, meaning or intent of the provisions of any article or part of this Code.

D. The Attorney General shall prepare and prosecute any case or proceeding within the purview of the Cherokee Nation Juvenile Code.

§ 2-1-102. Legislative intent--Construction of chapter--Purpose

It is the intent of the Legislature that Article 2 of this title shall be liberally construed, to the end that its purpose may be carried out.

The purpose of the laws relating to juveniles alleged or adjudicated to be delinquent is to promote the public safety and reduce juvenile delinquency. This purpose should be pursued through means that are fair and just, that:

1. Recognize the unique characteristics and needs of juveniles;

2. Give juveniles access to opportunities for personal and social growth;

3. Maintain the integrity of substantive law prohibiting certain behavior and developing individual responsibility for lawful behavior;

4. Provide a system relying upon individualized treatment and best practice for the rehabilitation and reintegration of juvenile delinquents into society;

5. Preserve and strengthen family ties whenever possible, including improvement of home environment;

6. Remove a juvenile from the custody of parents if the welfare and safety of the juvenile or th...

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