Status Summary

Referred to Human Services/Mental Health

Legislative Session

2017

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Darneille

 

SB 5596 would phase out use of the valid court order exception to place youth in detention for noncriminal behavior. The bill outlines four steps to do this: (1) Announces policy to phase out use of juvenile detention for status offenders by July 1, 2019; (2) Eliminates option of juvenile detention for contempt of a truancy order effective July 1, 2018; (3) Eliminates option of juvenile detention for contempt of an At-Risk Youth or dependency order effective July 1, 2019; (4) Requires status offenders in detention to be separated from juveniles detained pursuant to criminal law violations until July 1, 2019.