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38-2367.Modification of sentence. (a) At any time after the entry of an order of custody or placement of a juvenile offender, the court, upon the court's own motion or the motion of the commissioner or parent or any party, may modify the sentence imposed. Upon receipt of the motion, the court shall fix a time and place for hearing and provide notice to the movant and to the current custodian and placement of the juvenile offender and to each party to the proceeding. Except as established in subsection (b), after the hearing, if the court finds that the sentence previously imposed is not in the best interests of the juvenile offender, the court may rescind and set aside the sentence, and enter any sentence pursuant to K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 38-2361, and amendments thereto, except that a child support order which has been registered under K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 38-2321, and amendments thereto, may only be modified pursuant to K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 38-2321, and amendments thereto.

(b) If the court determines that it is in the best interests of the juvenile offender to be returned to the custody of the parent or parents, the court shall so order.

(c) The court shall rescind an order granting custody to a parent only if the court first finds probable cause that: (1) (A) The juvenile is likely to sustain harm if not immediately removed from the home;

(B) allowing the juvenile to remain in home is contrary to the welfare of the juvenile; or

(C) immediate placement of the juvenile is in the juvenile's best interest; and

(2) reasonable efforts have been made to maintain the family unit and prevent the unnecessary removal of the juvenile from the juvenile's home or that an emergency exists which threatens the safety of the juvenile. The court shall state the basis of each finding.

(d) Any time within 60 days after a court has committed a juvenile offender to a juvenile correctional facility the court may modify the sentence and enter any other sentence, except that a child support order which has been registered under K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 38-2321, and amendments thereto, may only be modified pursuant to K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 38-2321, and amendments thereto.

(e) Any time after a court has committed a juvenile offender to a juvenile correctional facility, the court may, upon motion by the commissioner, modify the sentence and enter any other sentence if the court determines that:

(1) The medical condition of the juvenile justifies a reduction in sentence; or

(2) the juvenile's exceptional adjustment and habilitation merit a reduction in sentence.

History: L. 2006, ch. 169, § 67; Jan. 1, 2007.



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