HF 2381 – Disposition of child found to have committed a delinquent act.
HF 2381 relates to custody of juveniles who are sent to the State Training School for Boys in Eldora or another facility after committing a delinquent act. Under current law, when a juvenile age 12 or above commits a forcible felony, a drug related felony or a homicide, the court can transfer guardianship for purposes of transferring the juvenile to the state training school or another facility. The bill removes the court’s ability to transfer guardianship and inserts that the court may transfer custody of the juvenile to the Department of Human Services.
[4/5: 46-0 (Absent: Bertrand, Bisignano, Zumbach; Vacant: Dix)]