Section 621:3

    621:3 Definitions. –
In this chapter:
I. "Administrative release to parole" means an administrative procedure to provide a period of community adjustment before parole status is granted.
I-a. "Board" means the juvenile parole board established in RSA 170-H:3.
II. "Child," "minor," or "juvenile" means a person under the age of 18 years.
II-a. "Commissioner" means the commissioner of the department of health and human services.
III. "Commitment" or "committed" refers to children who are in the custody of the center as a result of being adjudicated delinquent by a district or superior court and who are placed in the custody and care of the center for their minority.
IV. "Court" means the district court, unless otherwise indicated.
V. "Delinquent" or "delinquent child" means a minor who has committed an offense before reaching the age of 18 years which would be a felony or misdemeanor under the criminal code of this state if committed by an adult.
V-a. "Department" means the department of health and human services.
VI. "Detention" means the care of a minor in a physically restricted facility while awaiting further action by a court.
VI-a. [Repealed.]
VI-b. [Repealed.]
VII. "Minority" means the period of time before the age of 18 years and terminates on the eighteenth birthday.
VIII. "Parole" means a conditional release from the center which allows the child to serve the remainder of his or her commitment outside the center, supervised by a juvenile probation and parole officer, contingent upon satisfactory compliance with the terms and conditions set forth in the parole agreement.

Source. 1981, 539:3. 1983, 291:1, 416:11, 12, 20. 1994, 212:2. 1995, 181:13, 14, 20, 23, X; 308:114-116. 1999, 219:12. 2000, 294:8, eff. July 1, 2000. 2001, 286:19, eff. Sept. 14, 2001. 2014, 215:15-17, eff. July 1, 2015.