CHC 905     

Art. 905. Progress reports to court

            A. Any institution or agency to which a child is assigned, upon request, shall provide the court any information concerning the condition, supervision, treatment, or rehabilitation program of the child. When such information is provided to the court, it shall also be provided to the state and to counsel for the child at the same time it is provided to the court.

            B. Any institution, agency, or person to which a child is assigned shall, not less than once every six months, report in writing the whereabouts and condition of the child to the judge who rendered the judgment of disposition and to counsel for the child. Such reports shall be provided to the court, counsel for the child, and the district attorney not less than one week before any in-court review hearing.

            C. If the child is indigent, the information and reports contemplated by this Article shall be furnished at no cost to the child, the child's family, or to counsel. Representation by a public defender shall create an irrebuttable presumption of indigence for the purposes of this Article.

            D. Information and reports required by this Article may be submitted electronically to the extent practicable.

            Acts 1991, No. 235, §8, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 2016, No. 617, §1; Acts 2022, No. 217, §1.