Juvenile Criminalization Bill | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Juvenile Criminalization Bill

House Bill Number: 

HB 318 would require a court referral for truancy cases when there is no improvement within 30 days; require a court-designated worker to make a finding if diversion is failed due to lack of parental cooperation; allow a court to refer cases back to the court-designated worker and order parental cooperation; amend KRS 610.265 to require children charged with serious felony offenses to be detained pending a detention hearing; amend KRS 610.340 to provide that confidentiality does not apply to cases in which a child has admitted to or been adjudicated for a violent felony offense; amend KRS 635.060 to require a juvenile's probationary period to remain open until any violations are resolved, if a violation is pending at the time of completion.

Bill Sponsor(s): 
Reps Bratcher and Massey

This bill has not been assigned to committee.

KFTC's Position: 
KFTC Opposes