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SB15-037: Youthful Offenders In Corrections

Criminal Legal Reform | Student and Youth Rights
Bill Number: SB15-037
Year: 2015
ACLU Position: Active Amend
Sponsors: Navarro/Garcia


The executive director of the state department of corrections (DOC) or his or her designee may transfer any youthful offender sentenced to the DOC into and out of the youthful offender system at his or her discretion.
Under current law, the division of criminal justice (DCJ) is required to independently monitor and evaluate, or contract with a public or private entity to independently monitor and evaluate, the youthful offender system and report its findings, or the findings of the contract entity, to the judiciary committees of the senate and the house of representatives on or before November 1 every 2 years. The bill amends this reporting requirement to apply every 5 years.

Current Status:

01/28/2015 - Senate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely

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