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(a)After making a finding of guilt, the court shall hear evidence on the question of the proper disposition best serving the interests of the juvenile and the public. Such evidence includes but is not necessarily limited to the social study and other reports as provided in section 19-1-107.
(b)In cases in which the juvenile is adjudicated a juvenile delinquent for an act that constitutes unlawful sexual behavior, as defined in section 16-22-102 (9), the court shall consider the juvenile’s previous criminal and juvenile delinquency records, if any, set forth in the presentence investigation report prepared pursuant to section 19-2.5-1101 (1)(b) in determining the proper disposition for the juvenile and the public.
(3)If the court receives a mental health screening or mental health assessment pursuant to section 19-2.5-612 determining that the juvenile could benefit from mental health services, or the court already has sufficient information to determine that the juvenile could benefit from mental health services, the court may order mental health services as a part of the disposition.
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(a)The court may continue the sentencing hearing, either on its own motion or on the motion of any interested party, for a reasonable period to receive reports or other evidence; except that the court shall determine sentencing within forty-nine days after completion of the adjudicatory trial.
(b)If the hearing is continued, the court shall make an appropriate order for detention of the juvenile or for the juvenile’s release in the custody of the juvenile’s parents, guardian, or other responsible person or agency under such conditions of supervision as the court may impose during the continuance.
(c)In scheduling investigations and hearings, the court shall give priority to proceedings concerning a juvenile who is in detention or who has otherwise been removed from the home before an order of disposition has been made.
(5)In any case in which the sentence is placement out of the home, except for juveniles committed to the department of human services, the court shall, at the time of placement, set a review within ninety-one days to determine if continued placement is necessary and is in the best interest of the juvenile and of the community. The court shall give notice of the review to all parties and to the director of the facility or agency in which the juvenile is placed and any person who has physical custody of the juvenile and any attorney or guardian ad litem of record.
Section 19-2.5-1102 — Sentencing hearing,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-19.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).