Nebraska Revised Statute 43-1005

Chapter 43 Section 1005

43-1005.

Expense of returning juvenile to state; how paid.

The expense of returning juveniles to this state pursuant to the Interstate Compact for Juveniles shall be paid as follows:

(1) In the case of a runaway, the court making the requisition shall inquire summarily regarding the financial ability of the petitioner to bear the expense and if it finds he or she is able to do so shall order that he or she pay all such expenses; otherwise the court shall arrange for the transportation at the expense of the county and order that the county reimburse the person, if any, who returns the juvenile for his or her actual and necessary expenses; and the court may order that the petitioner reimburse the county for so much of said expense as the court finds he or she is able to pay. If the petitioner fails, without good cause, or refuses to pay such sum, he or she may be proceeded against for contempt.

(2) In the case of an escapee or absconder, if the juvenile is in the legal custody of the Department of Health and Human Services it shall bear the expense of his or her return; otherwise the appropriate court shall, on petition of the person entitled to his or her custody or charged with his or her supervision, arrange for the transportation at the expense of the county and order that the county reimburse the person, if any, who returns the juvenile, for his or her actual and necessary expenses. In this subdivision appropriate court means the juvenile court which adjudged the juvenile to be delinquent or, if the juvenile is under supervision for another state, then the juvenile court of the county of the juvenile's residence during such supervision.

(3) In the case of a voluntary return of a runaway without requisition, the person entitled to his or her legal custody shall pay the expense of transportation and the actual and necessary expenses of the person, if any, who returns such juvenile; but if he or she is financially unable to pay all the expenses he or she may petition the juvenile court of the county of the petitioner's residence for an order arranging for the transportation as provided in subdivision (1) of this section. The court shall inquire summarily into the financial ability of the petitioner, and, if it finds he or she is unable to bear any or all of the expense, the court shall arrange for such transportation at the expense of the county and shall order the county to reimburse the person, if any, who returns the juvenile, for his or her actual and necessary expenses. The court may order that the petitioner reimburse the county for so much of said expense as the court finds he or she is able to pay. If the petitioner fails, without good cause, or refuses to pay such sum, he or she may be proceeded against for contempt.

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Cross References

  • Interstate Compact for Juveniles, see section 43-1011.