Juveniles; dispositional alternatives. Gives the judicial officer factors to consider when making a determination whether to release a juvenile charged with a felony or Class 1 misdemeanor. Magistrates are given the authority to issue warrants if court is closed or neither the judge nor the intake office is physically present. If a warrant is issued and the statutory criteria (felony, Class 1 misdemeanor, runaway, fugitive) are met, the magistrate may issue a detention order. Under current law, a magistrate may issue a warrant only if the criteria for detention or shelter care are met, court is not open and the judge or intake officer could not be reached or could not arrive at the courthouse within one hour.
The Department of Youth and Family Services is required to establish a boot camp program for juveniles, and the courts are authorized to commit delinquent juveniles to the program.
The bill expands upon and clarifies current law which requires parents and guardians to pay the costs associated with juvenile commitments.
A sentence of indeterminate commitment will no longer be available to juveniles convicted as adults in the circuit courts. The authority of the juvenile courts to impose a determinate commitment to DYFS for delinquent acts is expanded.
This bill is recommended by the Governor's Commission on Juvenile Justice Reform.Full text:
01/10/96 House: Presented & ordered printed 965877843 pdf
01/10/96 House: Presented & ordered printed 965877843
01/10/96 House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/96 House: Assigned to C. J. sub-committee: 3
02/11/96 House: Stricken from docket by C. J. (22-Y 0-N)
02/11/96 House: Incorporated in other legislation (HB0251)