2013 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Committee Approved)

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DJJ Teachers in Juvenile Correctional Centers

Item 405.05 #1s

Item 405.05 #1s

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Public Safety
Juvenile Justice, Department of FY2013 $0 FY2014 ($1,000,000) GF
FY2013 0.00 FY2014 -25.00 FTE

Page 354, line 2, strike "$22,783,397" and insert "$21,783,397".
Page 354, after line 10, insert:
"The Department of Juvenile Justice, with the assistance of the Department of Education, shall complete a program review and staffing analysis to determine the appropriate teaching staffing ratios for the state-operated juvenile correctional centers and local and regional juvenile detention facilities.  The review and analysis shall be provided to the Secretaries of Public Safety and Education and to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees by September 1, 2013."

(This amendment reduces funding by $1,000,000 from the general fund and 25 positions the second year in the state-operated juvenile correctional centers to reflect a reduction in the number of juvenile offenders held in the facilities. Current staffing ratios suggest there is approximately one teacher for every three juveniles in the state facilities. Language is included requesting that the department complete a staffing study to determine the most appropriate staffing ratios in view of the current and projected facility population.)