(a) On October 1, 1998, all duties currently assigned to the Department of Youth Services relating to the establishment of minimum standards and the certification of juvenile probation officers, providing continuing education for juvenile probation officers, and allocating salary subsidies to the counties for authorized juvenile probation positions, shall be transferred to the Administrative Office of Courts.

Terms Used In Alabama Code 12-5A-4

  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
  • 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

(b) On October 1, 1999, the juvenile probation officers and other juvenile probation personnel in any county having a population of 99,000 or less according to the 1990 federal decennial census shall be transitioned to the state court system personnel system administered by the Administrative Office of Courts. The aforementioned personnel shall not include any personnel providing services for detention or shelter care facilities.

(Act 98-392, p. 782, §5.)