N.J.S.A. 2a:4a-45 Interpretation
In State v. S.T., 254 N.J. Super. 1, 4, 603 A.2d 39 (App.Div.1991), the Court held that the Family Part retains jurisdiction to impose sanctions for probation violations after the expiration of the jurisdictional period prescribed by N.J.S.A. 2A:4A-47.
The Court said:
The interpretation of N.J.S.A. 2A:4A-45 rendered by the Family Part judge leaves the court system powerless to insure compliance by juvenile offenders with the provisions or conditions of an order of disposition entered pursuant to the Code of Juvenile Justice where the juvenile is eighteen years of age and his term of probation is at or near its end.
The Legislature could not have intended such an absurd result. Ibid.