Nothing in this chapter shall diminish or adversely affect any program or service for children currently provided by a county to its respective juvenile court which is not assumed by the state under this chapter including, but not limited to, programs of financial assistance for juvenile probation and aftercare services, probation-related projects, detention and shelter care programs, and treatment programs for juveniles under the jurisdiction of the court.

(Act 98-392, p. 782, §12.)

Terms Used In Alabama Code 12-5A-11

  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608