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Bill Detail: HB23-1307

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Title Juvenile Detention Services And Funding
Status Governor Signed (06/07/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • Human Services
House Sponsors M. Soper (R)
L. Daugherty (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Rodriguez (D)
C. Simpson (R)
House Committee Public and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate Committee Appropriations
Date Introduced 04/21/2023

The bill requires the general assembly to appropriate $3,340,119
to the department of human services (department) in each fiscal year for
services for youth who can be placed in lieu of detention. Of the money,
the department shall:
  • Allocate $200,000 to judicial districts for services for
detained youth and supports for youth moving from
detention to treatment or other placements;
  • Use $1,780,137 to incentivize and remove barriers for
licensed providers to serve youth who may be placed in
community residential facilities or family-like settings in
lieu of detention; and
  • Use $1,359,982 of the money for temporary emergency
detention beds for juveniles.
Existing law limits the number of juvenile detention beds available
for juveniles statewide, which are allocated to catchment areas established
by the department together with the state court administrator in the
judicial department. The beds in each catchment area are allocated to each
judicial district in the catchment area. The bill establishes 22 temporary
emergency detention beds that may be used, pursuant to a court order,
when there are no available judicial detention beds in a catchment area.
The department allocates temporary emergency detention beds to each
catchment area. The bill sets forth the process for a court to issue an order
permitting the use of a temporary emergency detention bed. Temporary
emergency detention beds do not count toward the statewide juvenile
detention bed limit.
The court is required to immediately appoint a guardian ad litem
for each detained juvenile.
Under existing law, the working group for criteria for placement
of juvenile offenders, known as the CYDC working group, is required to
review data collected by the division of youth services every 2 years. The
bill requires the CDYC working group to conduct the review annually.
The department is required to collect statewide data about:
  • Youth eligible for release from a detention facility without
an additional court order if services or placements are
available for the youth;
  • The use of temporary emergency detention beds; and
  • Youth released from detention solely because the number
of youth detained statewide exceeds the statewide detention
bed cap.
The department shall annually report the statewide data to the
CYDC working group, the house of representatives and senate judiciary
committees, the house of representatives public and behavioral health and
human services committee, and the senate health and human services
committee, or any successor committees.

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