OLR Bill Analysis

SB 863

AN ACT CONCERNING JUVENILE JUSTICE RISK AND NEEDS ASSESSMENTS.

SUMMARY:

This bill requires the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to conduct risk and needs assessments to ensure that delinquent girls and delinquent boys in the highest risk level are placed in appropriate secure treatment settings. Current law requires DCF to conduct the assessments to ensure only that delinquent boys in the highest risk level are placed in the male-only Connecticut Juvenile Training School. The training school is currently the only secure facility for boys.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2015

COMMITTEE ACTION

Committee on Children

Joint Favorable

Yea

10

Nay

0

(02/26/2015)