2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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DJJ Facility Closure (language only)

Item 415 #2c

Item 415 #2c

Public Safety and Homeland Security
Department of Juvenile Justice


Page 350, after line 25, insert:

"5. If the Department of Juvenile Justice deems it necessary, due to facility population decline, efficient use of resources, and the need to further reduce recidivism, to close a state juvenile correctional center, the  Department shall (i) work cooperatively with the affected localities to minimize the effect of the closure on those communities and their residents, and (ii) implement a general closure plan, preferably not less than 12 months from announcement of the closure, to create opportunities to place affected state employees in existing departmental vacancies, assist affected employees with placement in other state agencies, create training opportunities for affected employees to increase their qualifications for additional positions, and safely reduce the population of the facility facing closure, consistent with public safety.".


(This amendment directs the Department of Juvenile Justice to work cooperatively with localities that may be affected by the potential closure of a state juvenile correctional center, and to assist those state employees that may be affected by the closure.)