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(A) Based upon an evaluation of the present organizational structure of the County Juvenile Detention Center in consultation and review with the Circuit-Chancery Judge-Juvenile Division, County Sheriff, County Judge, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and Coordinator of the Juvenile Detention Facility Review Commission, reorganization of the County Juvenile Detention Center is justified.
(B) In accordance with A.C.A. § 14-14-701, the organizational structure and management plan for the County Juvenile Detention Center shall be under the management responsibility of the County Sheriff.
(C) Due to the service delivery requirements and shift structure of the Juvenile Detention Center, the employees are not eligible for and do not participate in county holidays.
(D) The Sheriff shall operate the facility in strict compliance with the provisions of A.C.A. § 9-27-336.
(E) (1) In recognition of the unique role and function of the County Juvenile Detention Center, the Juvenile Detention Center Advisory Committee shall be established for the purpose of assisting the County Sheriff monitor overall operational policy and program objectives and goals for the County Juvenile Detention Center. The direct responsibility for hiring employees and day-to-day operation of the Juvenile Detention Center shall remain the exclusive responsibility of the County Sheriff. The Juvenile Detention Center Advisory Committee shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Sheriff for the purposes of enhancing and improving policies and programs influencing the Juvenile Detention Center.
(2) The members of the County Juvenile Detention Center Advisory Committee shall be as follows:
(b) County Judge or designee;
(c) Prosecuting Attorney or designee;
(d) Public Defender;
(e) Probation/Intake Officer or designee; and
(f) Representative from the Fort Smith Public School District to be determined by majority vote of the standing committee members.
(3) The Committee shall meet upon notice by the Sheriff and will meet at least annually in January of each calendar year.
(Ord. 94-8, passed 3-15-94)