25-10-5.3 Court to require instruction in parenting as part of sentence in certain convictions--Exce...
Court to require instruction in parenting as part of sentence in certain convictions--Exception.
If any person is convicted of a crime involving domestic abuse, and that person is the
parent, guardian, or custodian of a minor child who resides with that person or the victim of the
crime, the court shall include as part of the sentence, or conditions required as part of the suspended
execution or imposition of such sentence, that the person receive instruction on parenting approved
or provided by the Department of Social Services. However, this section does not apply to any
person convicted and imprisoned for any felony for such a duration that there is no expectation of
release for at least four years.
Source: SL 1998, ch 162, § 5.