Text: HF667            Text: HF669


House File 668

HOUSE FILE BY FORD Passed House, Date Passed Senate, Date Vote: Ayes Nays Vote: Ayes Nays Approved A BILL FOR 1 An Act providing for establishment of a task force to study the 2 creation of a single state department with responsibility for 3 juvenile justice services and programs and including an 4 effective date. 5 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 6 TLSB 2468HH 81 7 jp/pj/5 PAG LIN 1 1 Section 1. DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH SERVICES TASK FORCE. 1 2 1. The governor shall establish a task force to conduct a 1 3 comprehensive review of the existing juvenile justice services 1 4 and programs available for youth who are alleged to have 1 5 committed a delinquent act or have been adjudicated as having 1 6 committed a delinquent act. The purpose of the review is to 1 7 determine whether the outcomes for such youth can be improved 1 8 by creation of a single state department with responsibility 1 9 for juvenile justice services and programs or by another 1 10 approach. The review may consider the funding mechanisms for 1 11 the services and programs, agencies involved with service and 1 12 program delivery, areas of overlap, and the approaches used 1 13 and experiences of other states in administering juvenile 1 14 justice programs. 1 15 2. The membership of the task force shall include 1 16 representatives of agencies that provide direct services 1 17 targeted to youth, including but not limited to the 1 18 departments of education, human services, public health, and 1 19 public safety; the division of criminal and juvenile justice 1 20 planning of the department of human rights; juvenile court 1 21 services; the judicial branch; and juvenile justice services 1 22 providers and juvenile justice services advocates. 1 23 3. The task force shall submit a final report to the 1 24 governor and general assembly on or before December 15, 2005, 1 25 containing recommendations, fiscal analyses, and other 1 26 information deemed pertinent by the task force. 1 27 Sec. 2. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Act, being deemed of 1 28 immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment. 1 29 EXPLANATION 1 30 This bill directs the governor to establish a task force to 1 31 conduct a comprehensive review of juvenile justice services. 1 32 The purpose of the review is to determine whether the outcomes 1 33 for youth would be improved by creation of a separate state 1 34 department for youth services or by other means. The bill 1 35 provides for the task force's membership and a report deadline 2 1 of December 15, 2005. 2 2 The bill takes effect upon enactment. 2 3 LSB 2468HH 81 2 4 jp:rj/pj/5
Text: HF667            Text: HF669