The bill requires the department of human services (department), to calculate annually the recidivism rate and educational outcomes for juveniles committed to the custody of the department who complete their parole sentences and discharge from department supervision. In calculating the recidivism rate, the department shall include any juvenile who is adjudicated for or convicted of a criminal offense, either as a juvenile or as an adult, within 3 years after department discharge. The department shall report the recidivism rate and educational outcomes to the general assembly annually.
Existing law requires the state auditor to perform 2 audits of the department's reports of recidivism rates and educational outcomes. The bill requires the judicial department to provide data to the state auditor as permissible by law for the purposes of these audits.
The bill adds 2 members to the youth restraint and seclusion working group within the division of youth services.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)