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§ 7B‑1902.  Authority toissue custody orders; delegation.

In the case of any juvenilealleged to be within the jurisdiction of the court, when the court finds itnecessary to place the juvenile in custody, the court may order that thejuvenile be placed in secure or nonsecure custody pursuant to criteria set outin G.S. 7B‑1903.

Any district court judge mayissue secure and nonsecure custody orders pursuant to G.S. 7B‑1903. Thechief district court judge may delegate the court's authority to the chief courtcounselor or the chief court counselor's counseling staff by administrativeorder filed in the office of the clerk of superior court. The administrativeorder shall specify which persons may be contacted for approval of a secure ornonsecure custody order. The chief district court judge shall not delegate thecourt's authority to detain or house juveniles in holdover facilities pursuantto G.S. 7B‑1905 or G.S. 7B‑2513. (1979, c. 815, s. 1; 1981, c.425; 1983, c. 590, s. 1; 1998‑202, s. 6.)