OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS
Legislative Office Building, Room 5200
Hartford, CT 06106 ↓ (860) 240-0200
AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDREN'S SAFETY.
LCO No.: 4115
File Copy No.: 119
Senate Calendar No.: 136
OFA Fiscal Note
Children & Families, Dept.
GF - Potential Cost
Note: GF=General Fund
Municipal Impact: None
The amendment, which allows the court to commit delinquent juveniles to out-of-state facilities for treatment, results in a potential cost to the Department of Children and Families (DCF). On average, the per diem cost of an out-of-state juvenile residential facility placement was $251 and the per diem for an in-state juvenile residential facility placement was $586 in FY 15; however the average length of stay out-of-state was over 500 days, compared to 100 days in-state currently. The last out-of-state juvenile residential facility commitment ended in September 2014.
The preceding Fiscal Impact statement is prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for the purposes of information, summarization and explanation and does not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.