This bill's passage would mean a child must be evaluated before a court can commit them as delinquent. This bill would change the amount of time a child could be detained at a Department of Juvenile (DJJ) Justice evaluation center, pre-commitment, from 45 to 10 days.

We support this bill because we believe it is best practice for children to receive a community evaluation, rather than one in DJJ custody. Decreasing the number of detainees at any given time means DJJ will have more resources to spend on the rehabilitation of children under their supervision. 




125th General Assembly

Bill number

S. 35