SEC. 43-23-43. Youth counsellors.
Sections 43-23-1, 43-23-3, 43-23-5, 43-23-7, 43-23-9, 43-23-11, 43-23-13, 43-23-15, 43-23-17, 43-23-19, 43-23-21, 43-23-23, 43-23-25, 43-23-27, 43-23-29, 43-23-31, 43-23-33, 43-23-35, 43-23-37, 43-23-39, 43-23-41, 43-23-43, 43-23-45, 43-23-47, 43-23-49, 43-23-51, 43-23-53 and 43-23-55, Mississippi Code of 1972, which provide for the establishment and operation of family courts, are repealed.
With the approval of the board of supervisors, the judge of the family court may in any county in which he has jurisdiction appoint one or more persons from an eligible list furnished by the State Merit System created under Section 43-1-5, Mississippi Code of 1972, to serve as youth counsellor in said county, and whose employment and salary shall be in accordance with rules and regulations established by said merit system, and said counsellor shall be paid by the county upon allowance by the board of supervisors.
The judge of the family court may in any county in which he has jurisdiction, in lieu of or in addition to the aforementioned youth counsellors, designate that the county department of public welfare shall furnish the youth counsellor or counsellors for said court.
The youth counsellor shall perform such services as may be required by the court to carry out the purposes and provisions of this chapter, and may utilize the technical services available through the State Department of Public Welfare.
In any county having a family court, the board of supervisors of such county shall set aside, appropriate and expend moneys from the general fund to be used in the payment of the salaries of detention home employees, youth court counsellors, travel expenses and the salaries of a court clerk, a deputy court clerk and a reporter, and other clerical employees, and all other costs that may be necessary in the operation of a detention home and a family court, and such funds shall be expended for no other purposes.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Sec. 7187-22; Laws, 1964, ch. 328, Sec. 22; 1985, ch. 536, Sec. 10; 1986, ch. 400, Sec. 29, eff from and after Oct 1, 1986. This section is repealed by Laws 1999, Ch. 432, Sec. 2 when such law is effectuated under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended and extended.