§49-5B-7. Reporting requirements; cataloguing of services.
(a) The department of health and human resources shall from time to time, but not less often than annually, review its programs and services and submit a report to the governor, the Legislature and the supreme court of appeals, analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of the programs and services being carried out by the department. Such report shall include, but not be limited to, an analysis and evaluation of programs and services continued, established and discontinued during the period covered by the report, and shall further describe programs and services which should be implemented to further the purposes of this article. Such report shall also include, but not be limited to, relevant information concerning the number of juveniles comprising the population of any rehabilitative facility during the period covered by the report, the length of residence, the nature of the problems of each juvenile, the juvenile's response to programs and services and such other information as will enable a user of the report to ascertain the effectiveness of the facility as a rehabilitative facility.

(b) The department of health and human resources shall prepare a descriptive catalogue of its juvenile programs and services available in local communities throughout this state and shall distribute copies of the same to every juvenile court in the state and, at the direction of the juvenile court, such catalogue shall be distributed to attorneys practicing before such court. Such catalogue shall also be made available to members of the general public upon request. The catalogue shall contain sufficient information as to particular programs and services so as to enable a user of the catalogue to make inquiries and referrals. The catalogue shall be constructed so as to meaningfully identify and describe programs and services. The requirements of this section are not satisfied by a simple listing of specific agencies or the individuals in charge of programs at a given time. The catalogue shall be updated and republished or supplemented from time to time as may be required to maintain its usefulness as a resource manual.