H.R.1931 - Juvenile Crime Reduction Act111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Kennedy, Patrick J. [D-RI-1] (Introduced 04/02/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Education and Labor; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/21/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1931 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/02/2009)
Juvenile Crime Reduction Act - Amends the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 to allow the Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to award grants to public agencies to: (1) provide training to individuals involved in making decisions regarding the disposition of cases involving youth who enter the juvenile justice system; and (2) develop a plan to address the service needs of juveniles with mental health or substance abuse disorders who come into contact with, or are at risk of coming into contact with, the justice system. Requires the Administrator to award matching grants to public agencies to implement such plan.
Authorizes the Administrator to award grants for the establishment of four regional research, training, and technical assistance centers.
Requires the Administrator to award grants to public agencies to reform their mental health and substance abuse policies with respect to juveniles who come into contact with the juvenile justice system.
Requires states receiving juvenile justice grants to include in their state plan information regarding screening, assessment, and treatment of juveniles with mental health and substance abuse disorders.
Requires the Administrator to: (1) distribute evidence-based practice bonuses to grant recipients if certain requirements are met; and (2) include in the Office's annual report to Congress information regarding the prevalence of mental health disorders among juveniles.
Requires the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to examine and report on evidence-based practices for decreasing delinquency and recidivism among juveniles with mental health or substance abuse disorders.
Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to ensure that a portion of grants awarded under programs to divert individuals with a mental illness from the criminal justice system specifically target juveniles if appropriations for such grants exceed a specified amount.