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Section 5139.32 | Child unable to benefit from programs.


(A) Whenever a child committed to the department of youth services is unable to benefit from the programs conducted by the department, as found under division (B) of this section, the department forthwith shall release or discharge such child from its jurisdiction and either return the child to the committing court, provided that such court so consents or directs, or otherwise secure for the child an environment more beneficial to the child's future development.

(B) The determination that a child is unable to benefit from the programs conducted by the department shall be made by the committing court on its own motion or upon application by the department or by a parent or the guardian of the person of the child, or, if the child has been institutionalized or institutionalized in a secure facility, whichever is applicable, for the prescribed minimum period set forth in Chapter 2152. of the Revised Code and the child's commitment order, by the department itself.

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