Within ninety days prior to the expiration of the prescribed minimum period of institutionalization of a felony delinquent committed to the department of youth services and with prior approval of the committing court, the department may transfer the felony delinquent to a community facility on supervised release as described in section 5139.18 of the Revised Code. For purposes of transfers under this section, both of the following apply:
(A) The community facility may be a community corrections facility that has received a grant pursuant to section 5139.36 of the Revised Code, a community residential program with which the department has contracted for purposes of this section, or another private entity with which the department has contracted for purposes of this section. Division (E) of section 5139.36 of the Revised Code does not apply in connection with a transfer of a felony delinquent that is made to a community corrections facility pursuant to this section.
(B) During the period in which the felony delinquent is in the community facility, the felony delinquent shall remain in the custody of the department.
Effective Date: 07-01-1998; 2008 HB130 04-07-2009 .