INTERIM STUDY COMMITTEE ON JUVENILE LAW AND RESTORATIVE JUSTICE

The Interim Study Committee on Juvenile Law and Restorative Justice is a two year study committee beginning this year and ending November 1, 2000. The Committee consists of 12 legislative members.

The Committee has the following charge:
    (1) To study issues of concern relating to juvenile laws and make recommendations for the revision and improvement of those laws. The Committee's focus with respect to juvenile law issues must include:
        (A) modifying the juvenile code to effectively address the rising juvenile crime rate; and
        (B) examining the delivery of juvenile services to delinquent, abused, neglected, and mentally ill children.
    (2) To study whether the implementation of restorative justice principles would be an appropriate part of Indiana's system of justice.

The Committee will issue an annual report of its activities each year on November 1 and a final report on November 1, 2000.