Nebraska Revised Statute 43-290.01

Chapter 43 Section 290.01

43-290.01.

Costs; payment.

(1) Payment of costs for juveniles described in or alleged to be described in subdivision (1), (2), (3)(b), or (4) of section 43-247, except as ordered by the court pursuant to section 43-290, shall be paid by:

(a) The county for the period of time prior to adjudication, except as provided in subdivision (1)(b) of this section. Such costs paid for by the county include, but are not limited to, the costs of detention, services, detention alternatives, treatment, voluntary services, and transportation;

(b) The Office of Probation Administration for:

(i) The period of time after adjudication until termination of court jurisdiction, including, but not limited to, the costs of evaluations, detention, services, placement that is not detention, detention alternatives, treatment, voluntary services, and transportation, other than transportation paid under subdivision (1)(c) of this section;

(ii) The time period prior to adjudication for a juvenile who is on probation and is alleged to have committed a new violation or is a juvenile who is subject to a motion to revoke probation; and

(iii) Preadjudication evaluations and preadjudication placements that are not detention; and

(c) The Office of Juvenile Services for any period of time from when the court commits the juvenile to the Office of Juvenile Services until the juvenile is discharged by the Office of Juvenile Services, including, but not limited to, the costs of evaluations, placement, services, detention including detention costs prior to placement, and transportation to and from the youth rehabilitation and treatment center.

(2) For payment of costs involved in the adjudication and disposition of juveniles, other than those described in subsection (1) or (3) of this section:

(a) The Department of Health and Human Services shall pay the costs incurred during an evaluation or placement with the department that is ordered by the court except as otherwise ordered by the court pursuant to section 43-290;

(b) Payment of costs for juveniles with a court adjudication or disposition under section 43-284: Upon a determination by the court that there are no parental, private, or other funds available for the care, custody, education, and maintenance of the juvenile, the court may order a reasonable sum for the care, custody, education, and maintenance of the juvenile to be paid out of a fund appropriated annually by the county where the petition is filed until suitable provisions are made for the juvenile without such payment. The amount to be paid by a county for education shall not exceed the average cost for education of a public school student in the county in which the juvenile is placed and shall be paid only for education in kindergarten through grade twelve; and

(c) Other costs shall be as provided in section 43-290.

(3) Payment of costs of medical expenses of juveniles under the Nebraska Juvenile Code shall be as provided in section 43-290.