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Can Parents Ever Be Obligated for the Support of Their Institutionalized Delinquent Children?

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This report briefly discusses state provisions for the parental obligation of monetary support for institutionalized delinquent children. All states currently have statutes that make it either discretionary or mandatory for the court to require a parent to pay at least part of the support costs for a juvenile who is adjudicated delinquent and placed outside the home.