Substitute Senate Bill No. 893
          Substitute Senate Bill No. 893

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-130


AN  ACT  CONCERNING  STANDARD  LEAVE  POLICIES FOR
JUVENILE OFFENDERS.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    (NEW)   The   Commissioner   of  Children  and
Families shall adopt  regulations,  in  accordance
with  chapter  54 of the general statutes, setting
standard leave and release policies  for  juvenile
delinquents   committed   to   the  Department  of
Children  and  Families  and  assigned  to   state
facilities  and private residential programs. Such
regulations   shall    provide    that    juvenile
delinquents   shall  not  be  eligible  for  leave
without an initial sixty-day evaluation of fitness
and  security  risk,  including  a trial leave not
exceeding one day. Such regulations shall  provide
that  juvenile  delinquents  shall not be eligible
for any leave or release without (1) an evaluation
of  fitness  and security risk, (2) the assignment
of supervision and clear identification of custody
of  a  parent, legal guardian or other responsible
adult,  (3)  confidential  notification  of  local
police for a leave or release granted to a serious
juvenile offender,  and  (4)  a  determination  of
eligibility  immediately  prior  to  granting  the
leave or release of a delinquent.

Approved June 13, 1997