OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5041

AN ACT CONCERNING THE TRANSFER OF JUVENILE SERVICES FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES TO THE COURT SUPPORT SERVICES DIVISION OF THE JUDICIAL BRANCH.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill makes various modifications concerning the transfer of juvenile services from the Department of Children and Families to the Judicial Department, as implemented in PA 17-2 JSS, and does not result in new costs.

PA 17-2 JSS allowed the Judicial Department to establish secure and staff-secure residential facilities. These placements are necessary due to closure of the Connecticut Juvenile Training School. The total cost for such facilities is dependent on how many facilities will be needed and the number of beds at each facility, but it is estimated that each facility will result in a cost of approximately $2.5 million annually and that Judicial will need at least two facilities (separate facilities for boys and girls).

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to inflation.