Children and Youth Committee
The Children and Youth Committee is a municipal committee which, according to the Service Act, can make decisions on forced removal and other coercive interventions in the relationship between parents and children.
The committee is independent of the City Council and consists of a city court judge from the judiciary, two pedagogical-psychological experts appointed by the State Administration and two persons elected by the City Council from among its members.
In matters requiring a qualified majority, the committee shall have a quorum when at least four members are present. In cases that do not require a qualified majority, the judge, one of the pedagogical-psychological experts and one of the appointed city council members must be present. Decisions can be appealed to the National Board of Appeal. Then they can be brought before the city court.