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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to children and families|
|Feb 01, 2013||referred to children and families|
senate Bill S3329
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- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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S3329 - Details
S3329 - Summary
Provides that prior to a dispositional hearing the judge shall order a probation investigation and a diagnostic assessment of a juvenile delinquent whom the court reasonably finds, on the record, to have a demonstrable need for a remediation of a discernible handicapping condition; allows judges to refer custody through various state agencies for placement into programs under protocol and funding provisions currently in existence.
S3329 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3329 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the family court act, in relation to probation, investigation and diagnostic assessment of juvenile delinquents or any other juvenile delinquent whom the court reasonably finds, on the record, to have a demonstrable need for a remediation of a discernible handicapping condition PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To enable the court system to identify youths with learning and developmental disabilities at an early intercept point and to enhance the courts, ability to deal with these Problems. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: To amend section 351.1 of the Family Court Act, which pertains to Juvenile Delinquency (a juvenile delinquent being defined as an individual between the ages of seven and fifteen who has been found guilty in Family Court of an act that would constitute a crime if perpetrated by an adult.) A.) Adds to subsection I that the felony requirement before affecting an action by assessment with the phrase: "or any other juvenile delinquent whom the court reasonably finds, on the record, to have a demonstrable need for a remediation of a discernible handicapping condition." B.) Adds to sub-section 2, at the end, "The diagnostic assessment
S3329 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3329 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 1, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and Families AN ACT to amend the family court act, in relation to probation, investi- gation and diagnostic assessment of juvenile delinquents or any other juvenile delinquent whom the court reasonably finds, on the record, to have a demonstrable need for a remediation of a discernible handicap- ping condition THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 351.1 of the family court act, as amended by chapter 398 of the laws of 1983, is amended to read as follows: 1. Following a determination that a respondent has committed a desig- nated felony act OR ANY OTHER JUVENILE DELINQUENT WHOM THE COURT REASON- ABLY FINDS, ON THE RECORD, TO HAVE A DEMONSTRABLE NEED FOR A REMEDIATION OF A DISCERNIBLE HANDICAPPING CONDITION and prior to the dispositional hearing, the judge shall order a probation investigation and a diagnos- tic assessment. For the purposes of this article, the probation investi- gation shall include, but not be limited to, the history of the juvenile including previous conduct, the family situation, any previous psycho- logical and psychiatric reports, school adjustment, previous social assistance provided by voluntary or public agencies and the response of the juvenile to such assistance. For the purposes of this article, the diagnostic assessment shall include, but not be limited to, psycholog- ical tests and psychiatric interviews to determine mental capacity and achievement, emotional stability and mental disabilities. It shall include a clinical assessment of the situational factors that may have contributed to the act or acts. When feasible, expert opinion shall be rendered as to the risk presented by the juvenile to others or himself, with a recommendation as to the need for a restrictive placement. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03488-01-3
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