2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 46b-121k. Programs, services and facilities for juvenile offenders.

      Sec. 46b-121k. Programs, services and facilities for juvenile offenders. (a) The Court Support Services Division shall be charged with the duty of developing constructive programs for the prevention and reduction of delinquency and crime among juvenile offenders. To that end, the executive director of the Court Support Services Division shall cooperate with other agencies to encourage the establishment of new programs and to provide a continuum of services for juvenile offenders who do not require secure placement. The programs shall be tailored to the type of juvenile including the juvenile's offense history, age, gender, mental health and chemical dependency problem, and other characteristics. The Court Support Services Division shall develop programs that provide: (1) Intensive general educational programs, with an individual educational plan for each juvenile; (2) specific educational components in the management of anger and nonviolent conflict resolution; (3) treatment for chemical dependency; (4) mental health screening, assessment and treatment; and (5) sexual offender treatment.

      (b) The Judicial Department may contract to establish regional secure residential facilities and regional highly supervised residential and nonresidential facilities for juveniles referred by the court. Such facilities shall operate within contracted-for capacity limits. Such facilities shall be exempt from the licensing requirements of section 17a-145.

      (c) The Court Support Services Division shall collaborate with private residential facilities providing residential programs and with community-based nonresidential postrelease programs.

      (d) Any program developed by the Court Support Services Division that is designed to prevent or reduce delinquency and crime among juvenile offenders shall be gender specific, as necessary, and shall comprehensively address the unique needs of a targeted gender group.

      (P.A. 95-225, S. 6, 52; P.A. 98-256, S. 2; P.A. 01-181, S. 3; P.A. 02-132, S. 20.)

      History: P.A. 95-225 effective July 1, 1996; P.A. 98-256 amended Subsec. (b) to replace "juveniles sentenced to probation by the court" with "juveniles referred by the court"; P.A. 01-181 added Subsec. (d) re any program developed by Office of Alternate Sanctions designed to prevent or reduce delinquency and crime among juvenile offenders to be gender specific; P.A. 02-132 replaced "Office of Alternative Sanctions" with "Court Support Services Division" in Subsecs. (a), (c) and (d), replaced "director" with "executive director of the Court Support Services Division" in Subsec. (a) and replaced "Office of Alternative Sanctions" with "Judicial Department" in Subsec. (b).

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