This bill sponsored by Representative Keith Faber does two things: 1. It specifically permits the confinement of adjudicated delinquent children in juvenile detention facility and 2. Permits the confinement of a person under disposition imposed for a delinquent child or juvenile traffic offender disposition, after the person attains 18 years of age, in a facility other than one for juveniles. The bill was introduced on October 11, 2001 and assigned to the Criminal Justice Committee.
If a child is adjudicated delinquent or a juvenile traffic offender, at any time after the person attains 18 years of age, the places at which the person may be held under that disposition are not limited to places authorized under this chapter solely for the confinement of children and the person may be confined under that disposition in places other than those authorized under this chapter solely for the confinement of children, including but not limited to, a county, multicounty, or municipal jail or workhouse, or other place where an adult convicted of crime, under arrest or charged with crime is held. The child shall be confined in a manner that keeps the child beyond the range of touch of all adult detainees. The child shall be supervised at all times during the detention.
It also allows the commitment of a child to the legal custody of a detention facility or district detention facility for up to 90 days.
Summarized by Donna Hamparian, President, Juvenile Justice Coalition, February 2002