As introduced: The Office of Juvenile Services must adopt rules and regulations prohibiting the seclusion of juveniles placed with or committed to OJS for disciplinary purposes in any facility or treatment program operated by OJS or by a person under contract with OJS.
Standards need to be created for the use of seclusion as a short-term, emergency procedure to protect the safety of a juvenile in any facility or treatment program operated by OJS or a person under a contract with OJS.
As Amended: N/A
Introducing Senator(s): Ashford
Committee Hearing Date: March 6, 2013
Current Status: In committee
Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2013-2014: $1,977,126, all coming from the general funds. FY 2014-2015: $6,020,644, all coming from the general funds.
Voices for Children’s Position: Support (See our testimony)