2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:1227 - Juvenile boot camp clearinghouse

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:1227 (2018)

§1227. Juvenile boot camp clearinghouse

A. There is hereby created within the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice a juvenile boot camp clearinghouse, hereinafter referred to as the "clearinghouse". The commission may appoint such employees, agents, consultants, and special committees as it may deem necessary to properly establish the clearinghouse. The commission shall work with the appropriate local law enforcement personnel and juvenile court personnel or appropriate personnel from the court exercising juvenile jurisdiction in particular local areas in establishing, implementing, and reviewing the clearinghouse as well as local programs, as more fully set forth in Subsection B of this Section.

B. The clearinghouse, through the commission, shall have the following functions, powers, and duties:

(1) To develop general guidelines for local juvenile boot camp programs, sponsored by local government law enforcement agencies or courts exercising juvenile jurisdiction, hereinafter referred to as "local programs", which guidelines shall include and emphasize the following criteria:

(a) Military style discipline, excluding weapons training, martial arts training, or instruction in hand-to-hand combat.

(b) Education.

(c) Substance abuse.

(d) Psycho-social treatment.

(e) Extensive local community involvement, including but not limited to nongovernment groups such as boys clubs and volunteer groups, as well as appropriate local government law enforcement agencies and personnel from the appropriate courts exercising juvenile jurisdiction in that area.

(f) Intensive parole or aftercare supervision for an extended period of time, which supervision shall include organized after-school activities, counseling, and other organized efforts to promote the successful integration into society of juveniles who have been charged, with emphasis on prevention of the recurrence of any prior family and community problems which had a negative or detrimental effect on the juvenile initially.

(2) To set eligibility standards for local programs, including the age of the juvenile participants, and to include an enumeration of crimes for which a child has been charged and will be considered for admission to the program, so as to target the local programs for the appropriate class of offenders.

(3) To develop funding applications for local programs based on the developed guidelines.

(4) To analyze and grade funding applications for local programs objectively, based strictly on the developed guidelines.

(5) To distribute pilot program funds and federal funds derived from any appropriate and available source to approved local programs.

(6) To apply for, utilize, and maximize the use of any federal funding from any source now available or that becomes available in the future, including but not limited to government grants.

(7) To maintain data and statistics of details and results of local programs, including cost and recidivism.

(8) To make, solicit, and request proposals and offers and to execute and effectuate agreements or contracts for the operation of any part of the clearinghouse or a local program.

(9) To form task forces or committees to assist in the planning, analysis, policy, or goals of the clearinghouse and local programs and perform such other functions as the commission deems necessary, and to appoint the chairmen of the task forces or committees and assure their satisfactory performance.

(10) To do all other things necessary or convenient to carry out the functions, powers, and duties set forth in this Section.

C. The duties described in Paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) of Subsection B of this Section shall be accomplished by October 1, 1994.

D. Funding for additional local programs must come from federal revenues or grants and any private donations received. The commission may retain pilot program money received in the first year, if a pilot program is not yet in place, and hold the funds over until a pilot program is operational. All federal funding for local juvenile boot camp programs shall be received on behalf of the state by the commission, including funding from the Federal Omnibus Anti-Crime Bill of 1994, if and when passed by the Congress of the United States, and such federal funding or grants received shall be disbursed through the clearinghouse's application process for disbursement.

Acts 1994, 3rd Ex. Sess., No. 147, §1.

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