Several juvenile justice topics have been assigned to the 2014 Interim Study Committee on Corrections & Criminal Code, including:
- Criminal justice issues concerning individuals with autism spectrum disorders
- The status of the Indiana juvenile detention alternatives initiative (JDAI)
- Recent United States Supreme Court decisions relating to juvenile justice
- The use of risk assessment techniques in juvenile delinquency dispositional determinations and case planning
- The application of restorative justice principles in juvenile delinquency cases
- Law enforcement training regarding juveniles
- The availability and effectiveness of mental health services for juveniles.
- Education and training for juvenile court judges.
- Concerns relating to racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile justice system
- The availability of juvenile indigent defense.
The six lay members of the committee will include: (i) a circuit or superior court judge who exercises criminal or juvenile jurisdiction; (ii) a public defender; (iii) a prosecuting attorney; (iv) a probation officer; (v) an employee of the department of correction; and (vi) a member who has experience in administering a community corrections program and is not an employee of the department of correction.
(Thanks to JauNae Hanger for the idea for this post.)
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