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No Detention Facility Requirement Youth Ages 10-12

Concerning the requirement for the department of human services to place a juvenile who is ten years of age and older but less than thirteen years of age in a detention facility unless the juvenile is charged with a serious offense, and, in connection therewith, reducing an appropriation.
2017 Regular Session
Children & Domestic Matters
Courts & Judicial
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Human Services
Bill Summary

The bill creates provisions that remove the requirements for the department of human services to receive, detain, or provide care for any juvenile who is 10 years of age and older but less than 13 years of age, unless the juvenile has been arrested or adjudicated for a felony or a weapons charge that is a misdemeanor or felony. Provisions remain in statute for other programs and services for the age group that will no longer require placement of the juvenile in a detention facility.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details