Ark. Dep’t of Human Servs. v. State (1995) – Case Brief Summary (Arkansas)

In Ark. Dep't of Human Servs. v. State, 319 Ark. 749, 894 S.W.2d 592 (1995), the supreme court considered a juvenile court's order that a delinquent juvenile be placed in a serious offender program within the youth services center.

After examining the pertinent statutes, it was held that the juvenile court lacked the authority to specify placement in the program because the legislature had granted the Youth Services Board, not the juvenile court, the authority to determine the particular program or institution suitable for a juvenile committed to a youth services center.