SB 28 - Authorizes Reform of Juvenile Justice System - Georgia Key Vote

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Title: Authorizes Reform of Juvenile Justice System

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Title: Authorizes Reform of Juvenile Justice System

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a substitute bill that authorizes reform of juvenile justice system.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires annual training for juvenile court intake officers (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies temporary alternatives to foster care (Sec. 3).

  • Authorizes consideration of hearsay evidence in certain juvenile proceedings (Sec. 4, 7-11).

  • Expands scope of child abuse law (Sec. 12).

  • Specifies that “good faith” spiritual treatment of children shall not be considered abuse (Sec. 12).

Title: Authorizes Reform of Juvenile Justice System

Highlights:

Vote Smart staff and volunteers have provided this synopsis based on an initial review of the text and voting record of SB 28. We will continue to analyze the contents of this bill and will have more information available as soon as possible.

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