2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 46b-121i. Duties and responsibilities of the Judicial Department in providing programs and services to the juvenile justice system.

      Sec. 46b-121i. Duties and responsibilities of the Judicial Department in providing programs and services to the juvenile justice system. (a) The Judicial Department shall:

      (1) Coordinate programs and services of the juvenile justice system with other state and municipal agencies, boards and commissions;

      (2) Develop and use intake and assessment procedures for the evaluation of juveniles;

      (3) Provide case management for juveniles;

      (4) Provide pretrial diversion and postconviction programs;

      (5) Coordinate community-based services for juveniles and their families which promote appropriate reintegration of the juvenile with his family, school and community; and

      (6) Provide other programs and services necessary to the juvenile justice system.

      (b) In developing its programs, the Judicial Department shall:

      (1) Develop risk and assessment instruments for use in determining the need for detention or other placement at the time a juvenile enters the system;

      (2) Develop a case classification process to include the establishment of classification program levels and case management standards for each program level. A program level is based on the needs of the juvenile, his potential to be dangerous and his risk of offending further;

      (3) Develop a purchase-of-care system, which will facilitate the development of a state-wide community-based continuum of care, with the involvement of the private sector and the local public sector. Care services may be purchased from private providers to provide a wider diversity of services. This system shall include accessing Title IV-E funds of the federal Social Security Act, as amended, new Medicaid funds and other funding sources to support eligible community-based services. Such services developed and purchased shall include, but not be limited to, evaluation services which shall be available on a geographically accessible basis across the state.

      (P.A. 95-225, S. 2, 4, 52.)

      History: P.A. 95-225 effective July 1, 1996.

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