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AB-1488 County juvenile transition centers.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 08/28/2017 02:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  August 28, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  May 30, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  May 02, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 17, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 28, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1488


Introduced by Assembly Member Thurmond

February 17, 2017


An act to add and repeal Part 8 (commencing with Section 106100) of Division 103 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to health care, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately. An act to add Chapter 1.7 (commencing with Section 1988) to Division 2.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to juvenile parole, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1488, as amended, Thurmond. Health care: genetic diseases. County juvenile transition centers.
Existing law provides for the supervision of persons discharged from the Division of Juvenile Facilities and from county juvenile facilities by county probation departments and provides funds to the counties for that purpose.
This bill would require every county, after consultation with stakeholders, to establish at least one juvenile transition center in the county that would provide housing and services to youth upon release from juvenile correctional facilities. The bill would require the centers to provide temporary transitional housing and other specified services to participants. The bill would require counties to implement the program only to the extent that funds are available from the state or other sources.
This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.

Existing law requires the State Department of Public Health to create programs for the monitoring and treatment of various diseases, including cancer and cardiovascular disease.

This bill, until January 1, 2024, would require the department to establish a Sickle Cell Disease Center to coordinate care for people with sickle cell disease throughout California and to provide specified training and outreach services for patients with sickle cell disease and health care professionals. The bill would require the center to be located as determined by the department to best serve the population of state residents with sickle cell disease. The bill would specify the responsibilities of the center. The bill would establish the Sickle Cell Disease Center Program Account and specify purposes for which moneys in the account may be used.

This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.

Vote: 2/3   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Chapter 1.7 (commencing with Section 1988) is added to Division 2.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, to read:
CHAPTER  1.7. County Juvenile Transition Centers

1988.
 (a) Each county shall, after consultation with stakeholders, including, but not limited to, community organizations, law enforcement, health officials, and juveniles who have been released from juvenile correctional facilities and their families, establish at least one juvenile transition center in the county. The transition center shall provide housing and services to youth upon release from juvenile correctional facilities.
(b) County juvenile transition centers shall provide temporary transitional housing to participants. Centers shall also provide participants with services, including, but not limited to, assisting with education, work training, health and mental health services, family and social services, and legal services.
(c) Counties shall work with other county, local, and state programs, as well as nonprofit organizations, to provide services and to coordinate services to the maximum extent possible.

1989.
 Residential and other services shall be made available to all eligible juveniles, but release, parole, or probation shall not be made conditional upon residing at, or receiving services from, a center.

1990.
 Counties are only required to implement this chapter to the extent that funds are available from the state or from other sources.

SEC. 2.

 This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the California Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
In order for juveniles in the community to receive the services and support they need at the earliest time after release from the juvenile justice system, in order to reclaim their lives and avoid the cycle of recidivism, it is necessary for this measure to take effect immediately.