Delinquent and Dependent Children

Proceedings in Family Court

SECTION 14-1-59

§ 14-1-59. Cooperation of public and private agencies.

It is made the duty of every state, town, or municipal official or department, including, but not limited to, the department of children, youth, and families, the department of health, the department of human services, the department of elementary and secondary education, the office of substance abuse, and the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals, to render all assistance and cooperation within his, her, or its jurisdictional power which may further the objects of this chapter. All institutions or agencies providing services to any child are required to give to the court any information concerning the child that the court may require. The court is authorized to seek the cooperation of all societies or organizations having for their object the protection or aid of children, and their physical or spiritual welfare; and the court shall utilize the available services of all of those societies and organizations.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1944, ch. 1441, § 33; G.L. 1956, § 14-1-59; P.L. 1992, ch. 244, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 77, art. 23, § 2.)