senate Bill S1293A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes a pilot program to provide job and vocational skills training to youth who have been adjudicated juvenile delinquents or juvenile offenders

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Feb 03, 2014 print number 1293a
amend and recommit to children and families
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Jan 09, 2013 referred to children and families

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S1293 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1515A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Social Services
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S67A, A4336A
2009-2010: S6713, A9805

S1293 - Bill Texts

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Establishes a pilot program to provide job and vocational skills training to youth who have been adjudicated juvenile delinquents or juvenile offenders residing in a facility overseen by the office of children and family services.

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BILL NUMBER:S1293

TITLE OF BILL: An act relating to the establishment of a pilot
program to provide job and vocational skills training to youth who
have been adjudicated juvenile delinquents or juvenile offenders
residing in a facility overseen by the office of children and family
services; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon
expiration thereof

PURPOSE: Establishes a pilot program that would provide job and
vocational skills training to youth who have been adjudicated juvenile
delinquents or juvenile offenders and are residing in a facility
overseen by the office of children and family services.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 establishes the parameters and goals of the pilot program.

Section 2 clarifies that confidentiality provisions which are
otherwise applicable continue to apply to this program.

Section 3 sets out the collaboration between the department of labor
and the office of children and family services on the development and
operation of these training programs.

Section 4 details reporting requirements.

Section 5 contains the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: This bill responds to a recommendation of the
Governor's Task Force on Transforming Juvenile Justice issued in
December 2009.

OCFS does not currently offer enough vocational training which will
help youth in juvenile justice facilities attain practical job skills.
By collaborating with the Department of Labor, OCFS will be able to
ensure that these youth receive top-quality training that responds to
their needs,and perhaps can smooth the path for success once they
leave OCFS custody. These training programs will also help these youth
develop strengths and assert control over their lives.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009-2010: S.6713 Passed Senate
2011-2012: S.67-A Died in Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall
expire and be deemed repealed April 1, 2016.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1293

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MONTGOMERY, ADAMS, HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER, PARK-
  ER, SAMPSON, SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when print-
  ed to be committed to the Committee on Children and Families

AN ACT relating to the establishment of a pilot program to  provide  job
  and  vocational  skills  training  to  youth who have been adjudicated
  juvenile delinquents or juvenile  offenders  residing  in  a  facility
  overseen  by the office of children and family services; and providing
  for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary,
the department of labor, in consultation with the office of children and
family  services  shall conduct a pilot program to provide job and voca-
tional skills training to  youth  who  have  been  adjudicated  juvenile
delinquents  or  juvenile  offenders under article 3 of the family court
act and who are residing in a facility overseen by the office  of  chil-
dren and family services as defined in section 504 or 504-a of the exec-
utive  law.  Such  pilot program shall be conducted in three residential
facilities chosen by the office of children  and  family  services.  The
office of children and family services shall choose the three facilities
in  which  the  pilot  program  will be conducted as considering factors
including, but not limited to, existing vocational and job skills train-
ing programs, the need for  expansion  of  such  programs,  the  average
length of stay, and age of youth at the specific facilities.  Such pilot
program  shall  use a combination of integrated support services, educa-
tional, vocational and job skill training to provide youth  with  skills
needed  to advance to higher levels of education and higher wage jobs in
growing occupational fields.   Youth  wishing  to  participate  in  such
program  who  are  also  attending  school  or are receiving educational
services within the facility, must be given an option to participate  in

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02677-01-3

S. 1293                             2

the program at a time that does not conflict with their school or educa-
tion schedule.
  S  2. The name of any youth participating in the pilot program and any
other identifying information relating to the placement of such youth at
a residential facility, and his or her adjudication as a juvenile delin-
quent or juvenile offender, shall remain confidential  pursuant  to  law
and shall not be disclosed to any person or entity not otherwise author-
ized.
  S 3. To the extent possible, the department of labor and the office of
children  and family services shall work in collaboration with community
organizations operating in or around the counties where  the  facilities
chosen  for  the pilot program are located. Such community organizations
may include, but not be limited to, not-for-profit organizations,  faith
based  organizations,  local  development  corporations  and small busi-
nesses.
  S 4. The department of labor and the office  of  children  and  family
services  shall  issue a joint report on the status of the pilot program
to the chair of the New York state senate standing committee on children
and families, the chair of the New York state senate standing  committee
on labor, the chair of the New York state assembly standing committee on
children  and  families  and  the  chair  of the New York state assembly
standing committee on labor by December  31,  2015.  Such  report  shall
include, but not be limited to, the status of the program, the number of
youth  served  in the program, the average length of time youth received
services in the program, and the employment and educational outcomes  of
the youth participants if known, as of November 30, 2015.
  S  5.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
deemed repealed April 1, 2016.

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S1293A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1515A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Social Services
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S67A, A4336A
2009-2010: S6713, A9805

S1293A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Establishes a pilot program to provide job and vocational skills training to youth who have been adjudicated juvenile delinquents or juvenile offenders residing in a facility overseen by the office of children and family services.

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BILL NUMBER:S1293A

TITLE OF BILL: An act relating to the establishment of a pilot
program to provide job and vocational skills training to youth who
have been adjudicated juvenile delinquents or juvenile offenders
residing in a facility overseen by the office of children and family
services; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon
expiration thereof

PURPOSE:

Establishes a pilot program that would provide job and vocational
skills training to youth who have been adjudicated juvenile
delinquents or juvenile offenders and are residing in a facility
overseen by the office of children and family services.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 establishes the parameters and goals of the pilot program.

Section 2 clarifies that confidentiality provisions which are
otherwise applicable continue to apply to this program.

Section 3 sets out the collaboration between the department of labor
and the office of children and family services on the development and
operation of these training programs.

Section 4 details reporting requirements.

Section 5 contains the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

This bill responds to a recommendation of the Governor's Task Force on
Transforming Juvenile Justice issued in December 2009.

OCFS does not currently offer enough vocational training which will
help youth in juvenile justice facilities attain practical job skills.
By collaborating with the Department of Labor, OCFS will be able to
ensure that these youth receive top-quality training that responds to
their needs,and perhaps can smooth the path for success once they
leave OCFS custody. These training programs will also help these youth
develop strengths and assert control over their lives.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2009-2010: S.6713 - Passed Senate
2011-2012: S.67-A - Died in Committee
2013: S.1293 - Died in Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:


This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed
repealed April 1, 2017.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 1293--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MONTGOMERY,  HASSELL-THOMPSON,  HOYLMAN, KENNEDY,
  KRUEGER, PARKER, SAMPSON, SAVINO, SERRANO -- read  twice  and  ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Children
  and  Families -- recommitted to the Committee on Children and Families
  in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT  relating to the establishment of a pilot program to provide job
  and vocational skills training to  youth  who  have  been  adjudicated
  juvenile  delinquents  or  juvenile  offenders  residing in a facility
  overseen by the office of children and family services; and  providing
  for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary,
the department of labor, in consultation with the office of children and
family services shall conduct a pilot program to provide job  and  voca-
tional  skills  training  to  youth  who  have been adjudicated juvenile
delinquents or juvenile offenders under article 3 of  the  family  court
act  and  who are residing in a facility overseen by the office of chil-
dren and family services as defined in section 504 or 504-a of the exec-
utive law. Such pilot program shall be conducted  in  three  residential
facilities  chosen  by  the  office of children and family services. The
office of children and family services shall choose the three facilities
in which the pilot program will  be  conducted  as  considering  factors
including, but not limited to, existing vocational and job skills train-
ing  programs,  the  need  for  expansion  of such programs, the average
length of stay, and age of youth at the specific facilities.  Such pilot
program shall use a combination of integrated support  services,  educa-
tional,  vocational  and job skill training to provide youth with skills

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02677-02-4

S. 1293--A                          2

needed to advance to higher levels of education and higher wage jobs  in
growing  occupational  fields.    Youth  wishing  to participate in such
program who are also  attending  school  or  are  receiving  educational
services  within the facility, must be given an option to participate in
the program at a time that does not conflict with their school or educa-
tion schedule.
  S 2. The name of any youth participating in the pilot program and  any
other identifying information relating to the placement of such youth at
a residential facility, and his or her adjudication as a juvenile delin-
quent  or  juvenile  offender, shall remain confidential pursuant to law
and shall not be disclosed to any person or entity not otherwise author-
ized.
  S 3. To the extent possible, the department of labor and the office of
children and family services shall work in collaboration with  community
organizations  operating  in or around the counties where the facilities
chosen for the pilot program are located. Such  community  organizations
may  include, but not be limited to, not-for-profit organizations, faith
based organizations, local  development  corporations  and  small  busi-
nesses.
  S  4.  The  department  of labor and the office of children and family
services shall issue a joint report on the status of the  pilot  program
to the chair of the New York state senate standing committee on children
and  families, the chair of the New York state senate standing committee
on labor, the chair of the New York state assembly standing committee on
children and families and the chair  of  the  New  York  state  assembly
standing  committee  on  labor  by  December 31, 2016. Such report shall
include, but not be limited to, the status of the program, the number of
youth served in the program, the average length of time  youth  received
services  in the program, and the employment and educational outcomes of
the youth participants if known, as of November 30, 2016.
  S 5. This act shall take effect immediately and shall  expire  and  be
deemed repealed April 1, 2017.

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