CA Welf & Inst Code Section 736


Except as provided in Section 733, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Facilities, shall accept a ward committed to it pursuant to this article if the Director of the Division of Juvenile Justice believes that the ward can be materially benefited by the division’s reformatory and educational discipline, and if the division has adequate facilities, staff, and programs to provide that care. A ward subject to this section shall not be transported to any facility under the jurisdiction of the division until the superintendent of the facility has notified the committing court of the place to which that ward is to be transported and the time at which he or she can be received.


To determine who is best served by the Division of Juvenile Facilities, and who would be better served by the State Department of State Hospitals, the Director of the Division of Juvenile Justice and the Director of State Hospitals shall, at least annually, confer and establish policy with respect to the types of cases that should be the responsibility of each department.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 736’s source at ca​.gov