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HB 162– Reducing the Juvenile Recidivism Rate

The 18-month recidivism rate among juveniles released from Delaware’s Level 4 and Level 5 juvenile detention facilities is over 80%.

House Bill 162 is a bill sponsored by Representative Melissa Minor-Brown and Senator Sarah McBride that seeks to reduce the juvenile delinquent recidivism rate by funding services that have been proven effective in reducing future criminal actions of juveniles.

To do that, this Act creates a fund to allow the Department of Services for Children, Youth, and their Families to award competitive grants to fund those programs or services that have been proven effective.

This Act also allocates $500,000 for FY 2022 to the fund for provision of cognitive behavioral therapy services and vocational training services, which also are proven to reduce the recidivism rate.

House Bill 162 SponsorsYes VotesNo Votes
Minor-Brown, S.Moore, Baumbach, Heffernan, Lambert, Longhurst, Mitchell, Morrison, M.Smith, Wilson-Anton
S.McBride, Sturgeon, Ennis, Paradee, Townsend
Current Status — House Health & Human Development 4/28/21

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