2012 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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JCC Apprenticeship Program (language only)

Item 410 #1s

Item 410 #1s

Public Safety
Juvenile Justice, Department of

Page 298, following line 30, insert:
"The Department of Juvenile Justice shall assess the feasibility of creating a juvenile justice apprenticeship program for the purpose of recruiting, training and employing students who may be interested in pursuing careers in the juvenile justice system, and who would be employed as apprentice juvenile correctional officers or related positions, as a potential strategy to assist the department in filling its current vacancies or supplementing existing staff.  As part of its assessment, the department shall review the experience of similar programs at the state or local level in other jurisdictions.  The department shall provide a report on its findings and any recommendations by October 1, 2012, to the Secretary of Public Safety and the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees."

(This amendment directs the Department of Juvenile Justice to assess the feasibility of recruiting and training students as apprentice correctional officers to address the current level of vacancies in state juvenile correctional facilities.)