31-40-1 Parental Participation & Financial Resposibility
If the juvenile is adjudicated a delinquent, the parents or custodians of the juvenile may be required to participate in programs of care, treatment, or rehabilitation for the juvenile
and will be held financially responsible for any services provided. These costs may include the costs incurred by the County on behalf of the juvenile for: attorney, institutional or foster care placement, secure detention, inpatient/outpatient treatment or counseling. It may also include the costs of returning the child from another jurisdiction and court costs associated with the juvenile proceedings.
If the parent or guardian defaults in reimbursing the county, or fails to pay any fee required, the Juvenile Court may find him/her in contempt and may enter judgment for the amount due.
34-31-4 Liability of Parents for Damages Caused by Child
A parent is liable to another person for up to $5,000.00 in actual damages arising from harm to person or property caused by a child in their custody, and may be fully liable for all actual damages resulting from gang activity.