Bill Seeks to Stop States’ Detention of Status Offenders

Bill Seeks to Stop States’ Detention of Status Offenders

April 18, 2014 | by Gary Gately | Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

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This article from the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange reports on a bill pending in Congress that would prohibit judges from incarcerating youth who commit a status offense in violation of a court order. Introduced by California Representative Tony Cardenas, the bill, if passed, could lead to savings in juvenile justice costs and better protection of violated or abused youth.

This article from the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange reports on a bill pending in Congress that would prohibit judges from incarcerating youth who commit a status offense in violation of a court order. Introduced by California Representative Tony Cardenas, the bill, if passed, could lead to savings in juvenile justice costs and better protection of violated or abused youth.