Annual report on criminal code reform

H.E.A. 1065, P.L. 12 Effective: July 1, 2017 Requires the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute to prepare its annual report for the governor and the Legislative Council before December 1 of each year (instead of July 1 of each year). The full law is available at: … [Read more...]

Mental health matters

The Senate Appropriations Committee heard HB 1006 sponsored by Sen. Merritt and Sen. Charbonneau on mental health matters. An amendment was adopted making the bill language discretionary upon approval of the Indiana Commission to Combat Drug Abuse and removing the … [Read more...]

Mental health matters

The Senate Health and Provider Services Committee heard HB 1006, sponsored by Sen. Merritt and Sen. Charbonneau, on mental health matters. Portions of the bill (1) expand eligibility for Recovery Works services to include individuals under the age of 18 whose cases were … [Read more...]

Forensic treatment services grants

The Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard Sen. Breaux’s SB 389 allowing forensic treatment services grants to be awarded to juveniles.  Sen. Breaux explained this bill would expand the Recovery Works program to include juveniles as well as adults. The … [Read more...]

Mental health matters

The House Public Health Committee heard HB 1006 concerning mental health matters authored by Rep. Kirchhofer.  Portions of the bill (1) expand eligibility for Recovery Works services to include individuals under the age of 18 whose cases were waived to adult court or … [Read more...]