SB 789
Modifies procedures of juvenile courts in their care and treatment of certain juveniles
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Last Action:
1/30/2006 - Hearing Conducted S Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2006

Current Bill Summary

SB 789 - This act provides that the juvenile court shall incorporate a balanced and restorative approach in its care and treatment of juveniles that are within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court due to being charged with certain status offenses, or due to allegations that the child has violated certain state laws or municipal ordinances. The approach shall, to the extent possible, focus on repairing the harm to the victim, holding the offender accountable, assisting the juvenile in developing competencies to become a responsible and productive member of society, and promoting community safety.