S.1851 - Human Rights for Girls Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY] (Introduced 07/23/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/23/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1851 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (07/23/2015)
Human Rights for Girls Act
This bill amends the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 to require a state that receives a formula grant under the juvenile justice and delinquency prevention program to limit the use of restraints with respect to pregnant juvenile offenders.
Specifically, the legislation requires a state's juvenile justice plan to: (1) contain a plan to limit restraints during pregnancy and eliminate restraints during labor, delivery, and post-partum recovery, unless a pregnant juvenile offender poses a serious threat of harm or credible risk of escape; and (2) describe the policies, procedures, and training for state correctional facility staff to eliminate dangerous practices related to pregnant juveniles, including unreasonable restraints.