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:
(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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