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Parental Support Obligation of Institutionalized Delinquents (2008 Update)

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All states have laws making it discretionary or mandatory for courts to require a parent or guardian to pay at least part of the support costs for a juvenile who is adjudicated delinquent and placed out of the home. This report, updated for 2008, briefly discusses differences in these laws and contains a map that shows the status of state laws in this area.