SF 0009 Juvenile Detention Facilities: Standards
AN ACT relating to juvenile detention; requiring sheriffs to develop and implement standards for juvenile detention facilities as specified; requiring a report; providing definitions; and providing for effective dates.
WE OPPOSE THIS BILL AS IT IS WRITTEN. IT SHOULD BE CALLED NO DETENTION STANDARDS, NO OVERSIGHT, AND NO DIRECTION. ONCE AGAIN THE SHERIFF’S HAVE COMPLETE DISCRETION TO DO WHATEVER THEY WANT WITH NO REQUIREMENT THAT THEY ADHERE TO NATIONALLY ACCEPTED STANDARDS AND CRITERIA.
2/18 - This bill passed introduction, passed the judiciary committee and will now go to the House for introduction
3/9 - This bill passed and will go into effect on 7/1/10. The bill did contain amendments that strengthen the requirements for uniform standards