Revised Juvenile Justice Reform Bill Passes House, Senate - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 25, 2018
The Tennessee House and Senate have each passed Gov. Bill Haslam’s Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018, though Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Jeff Yarbro called the approved version “significantly watered down,” Humphrey on the Hill reports. The final version includes a provision authorizing the expansion of treatment programs in areas that currently don’t offer them, but it nixed a number of proposals from the introduced bill, such as limits on the time a juvenile could be placed in state custody for offenses like skipping school or drinking alcohol.