Working to transform the child welfare system.

HB 1743: Addressing confinement in juvenile rehabilitation facilities for juveniles convicted in adult court

Requires that Juveniles adjudicated as adults be served and housed within the facilities of the juvenile rehabilitation administration up until their twenty-fifth birthday but shall be released earlier if their sentence ends prior to that birthday. The bill also identifies where the youth shall reside if they turn 25 before their release date, addresses transfer of custody issues, states that the law would be prospective, and requires the Washington state institute for public policy to assess the impact of this act on community safety and youth rehabilitation.