County children's policy councils - Generally.
(a) A county children's policy council is hereby created in each county of the state. The county children's policy council shall consist of the following members: A juvenile court judge in each county; the county director of the Department of Human Resources; a county representative of the Department of Mental Health; a county representative of the Department of Youth Services; a county representative of the Department of Rehabilitation Services, the Medicaid Agency, the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency, and the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, provided they have a physical presence in the county; the county superintendent of education and any city superintendent of education in the county; the county chief juvenile probation officer; a representative of the county health department; the district attorney; local legislators; the chair of the county commission; the sheriff, and at least seven persons to be appointed by the county children's policy council from the community including, but not limited to, state and local government officials, practicing attorneys, community organizations, business and industry, and representatives of any other agencies or organizations providing services to families and children in the county.
(b) All members of the county children's policy council shall serve on the county children's policy council for two years and until their successors are appointed, except those who serve by virtue of holding a designated office. The county children's policy council shall be convened at least once each quarter at the call of the chair. The juvenile court judge presiding over the county children's policy council may nominate a member to serve as chair. At the first meeting of the county children's policy council, the county children's policy council shall select its additional council members. If the county children's policy council deems it necessary or advisable, it may elect other officers and adopt bylaws. The additional officers shall hold office for the period as designated by the county children's policy council.
(Acts 1990, No. 90-674, p. 1304, §17; Act 2000-612, p. 1226, §1; §12-15-133; amended and renumbered by Act 2008-277, p. 441, §28.)