Bill Status of HB3933 103rd General Assembly
Short Description: CHILDREN-MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE
Rep. Janet Yang Rohr
| 3/10/2023||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Bill of Rights for Children. Provides that every juvenile for whom a delinquency petition has been filed and who is detained shall have access to mental health services and professionals. Provides that juvenile probation officers, employees of juvenile detention centers, employees of the Department of Juvenile Justice, and juvenile police officers shall receive specific training to address the mental health needs of juveniles. Provides that this training must include instruction in adolescent development, child trauma, adolescent behavioral health conditions, and specific techniques to be able to exercise trauma-informed mediation and de-escalation techniques. Provides that following the juvenile's release from a juvenile detention center or custody, the juvenile must receive counseling, therapy, and job training to aid in the juvenile's reentry into society. Provides that a parent, guardian, or legal custodian of a juvenile shall be informed of all mental health interventions and services utilized during the juvenile's detention and available after detention. Defines "juvenile" as a delinquent minor as defined in the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 or a person who is the subject of a delinquency petition filed under that Act.