Department of Child Services matters

For amend and vote only, the Senate Family and Children Committee heard HB 1198, sponsored by Sen. Grooms, on Department of Child Services (DCS) matters, which generally provides for implementation of requirements from the federal Families First Prevention and Services … [Read more...]

Waiver to adult court for attempted murder

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard Sen. Houchin’s SB 279 allowing the waiver to adult court for attempted murder.  This bill provides that the juvenile court shall waive jurisdiction if it finds that the child is charged with an act that would be … [Read more...]

Data concerning youth in adult court

H.E.A. 1228, P.L. 142 Effective: July 1, 2018 Requires the criminal justice institute to: (1) track certain information concerning juveniles under the jurisdiction of an adult court due to a juvenile court not having jurisdiction; (2) track certain information … [Read more...]

Data concerning youth in adult court

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard HB 1228 pertaining to data concerning youth in adult court sponsored by Sen. Head. The bill requires the Criminal Justice Institute to track certain information concerning juveniles under the jurisdiction of an adult court due to a … [Read more...]

Criminal law matters

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 292 on criminal law matters, authored by Sen. Young. The bill does the following: repeals the offense of auto theft and receiving stolen auto parts provides that a person who knowingly or intentionally … [Read more...]

Data concerning youth in adult court.

The Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1228 authored by Rep. McNamara on data concerning youth in adult court. This bill requires the Criminal Justice Institute to track and publish certain information concerning juveniles under the jurisdiction of an adult … [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...]