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Substitute Senate Bill No. 314

Public Act No. 04-89

AN ACT CONCERNING REPORTS ON ADJUDICATED YOUTH IN THE CARE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective from passage) On or before June 1, 2004, and annually thereafter, the Department of Children and Families shall report, in accordance with section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the select committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to children and to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to criminal law and the Department of Children and Families on: (1) The number of adjudicated youth, by gender and age, in the care and custody of the department, (2) the facilities in which such youth are being housed, (3) the number, age and gender of such youth who have left department custody in an unauthorized manner, (4) the number of police reports filed with respect to such youth, and (5) the status of new construction or preparation of facilities to house adjudicated youth in the care and custody of the department.

Sec. 2. (NEW) (Effective from passage) The report required by section 1 of this act shall be attached to the annual report required to be filed by the Commissioner of Children and Families pursuant to section 3 of public act 03-251.

Approved May 10, 2004