Juvenile Reform and more

....Senator Carozza tells 47ABC she also pushed for the bill to put greater focus on the role of the Department of Juvenile Services, to further track cases, and send them to either diversionary programs through the Children In Need of Supervision (CINS) system or to the courts in incidents of violence, rather than what she calls of resolved at intake case where juveniles were released back the community.

She says that created a safety issue in the schools, as spoken to by the Wicomico County Superintendent in testimony during the session, she says she is glad that now law enforcement will at least be aware of these incidents, and hopes it can act as a deterrent.

“I’m really excited to know that the parts about if those juveniles commit felonies that they now have to notify the state’s attorney’s office. We had no accountability beforehand,” Senator Carozza said...


For the full story on WMDT TV: WMDT story on Juvenile Crime Bill

Mary Beth Carozza for State Senate