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Age Of Delinquency Study

Concerning directing the age of delinquency task force of the Colorado commission on criminal and juvenile justice to study serving emerging adults in the juvenile justice system.
2019 Regular Session
Children & Domestic Matters
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

The bill directs the Colorado commission on criminal and juvenile justice to study using juvenile justice services and systems for adults 18 through 24 years of age ( young adults). The task force shall:

  • Compile data regarding all criminal filings in the state from the last 3 years that data is available in which a defendant is 18 through 24 years of age;
  • Study the established brain research for young adults, study the data collected, study the potential impacts on the division of youth services and youthful offender system if they also served young adults, and make recommendations to the general assembly regarding appropriate uses of the juvenile justice system for young adults; and
  • Create a report of the collected data and recommendations for the judiciary committees of the house of representatives and senate by June 30, 2020.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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