HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE, 2012
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
RELATING TO REENTRY INTAKE SERVICE CENTERS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. Section 353-10, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:
"§353-10 Reentry intake service centers. There shall be within the department of public safety, a reentry intake service center for adults in each of the counties, to screen, evaluate, and classify the admission of persons to community correctional centers and to provide for the successful reentry of persons back into the community. Each center shall be directed and managed by a manager and shall be staffed by a team of psychiatrists, social workers, technicians, and other personnel as may be necessary. The director of public safety may appoint full-time or part-time professional and clerical staff or contract for professional services to carry out the duties of the centers as identified in this section.
The centers shall:
(1) Provide orientation, guidance, and technical services;
(2) Provide social-medical-psychiatric-psychological diagnostic evaluation;
(3) Provide pretrial assessments on adult offenders [
the courts and assist in the conduct of presentence assessments on adult
offenders and the preparation of presentence reports when requested by the
courts;] that are consented to by the defendant or that are ordered by
(4) Provide correctional prescription program planning and security classification;
(5) Provide such other personal and correctional services as needed for both detained and committed persons;
(6) Monitor and record the progress of persons assigned to correctional facilities who undergo further treatment or who participate in prescribed correctional programs;
(7) Ensure that the present and future reentry needs of persons committed to correctional facilities are being evaluated and met in an effective and appropriate manner;
(8) Provide additional reentry services to include working closely and collaborating with the furlough programs in each county that are currently managed by the department's institutions division;
(9) Work closely and collaborate with the Hawaii
paroling authority; [
(10) Work closely and collaborate with the corrections
program services division[
(11) Provide continuing supervision and control of persons ordered to be placed on pretrial supervision by the court and persons ordered by the director."
SECTION 2. Act 24, Special Session Laws of Hawaii 2009, is amended by amending section 3 to read as follows:
"SECTION 3. (a) Effective January 1, 2010, there is established within the department of public safety a reentry commission to work with the department in monitoring and reviewing the comprehensive offender reentry program, including facility educational and treatment programs, rehabilitative services, work furloughs, and the Hawaii paroling authority's oversight of parolees. The reentry commission may make recommendations to the department, the Hawaii paroling authority, and the legislature regarding reentry and parole services. The reentry commission shall ensure that the comprehensive offender reentry system under chapter 353H, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is implemented as soon as practicable to provide programs and services that result in the release of inmates onto parole when the maximum terms have been served instead of delaying the release for lack of programs and services.
(b) The reentry
commission shall consist of [
eleven] ten members who shall be [ appointed
by the governor in accordance with section 26-34, Hawaii Revised Statutes,]
selected as follows:
members shall be selected by the governor; provided that at least one of the
four shall be a former inmate and none shall be government employees; (2) Two
members shall be selected by the president of the senate; (3) Two
members shall be selected by the speaker of the house of representatives; (4) One
member shall represent the American Civil Liberties Union; (5) One
member shall represent the Community Alliance on Prisons; and (6) One
member shall be a former inmate who has successfully been reintegrated into the
(1) Three members shall be selected by the governor, of whom one shall be a rehabilitated former inmate;
(2) Three members shall be selected by the president of the senate;
(3) Three members shall be selected by the speaker of the house of representative; and
(4) The reentry coordinator shall serve as an ex officio nonvoting member.
(c) The reentry commission shall meet at least quarterly and members shall serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for expenses, including travel expenses, that are necessary for the performance of their duties.
(d) The commission
shall cease to exist on [
July 1, 2014.] December 1, 2016."
SECTION 3. Members of the reentry commission appointed pursuant to Act 24, Special Session Laws of Hawaii 2009, shall cease to be members of the reentry commission on June 30, 2012. Beginning July 1, 2012, new members to the reentry commission shall be selected pursuant to section 2 of this Act.
SECTION 4. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect on June 29, 2012.
Department of Public Safety; Reentry Intake Service Centers
Amends the law to define how pretrial assessments are generated and to provide statutory authority to the Department of Public Safety to supervise persons ordered released from custody by the courts. Reconstitutes the reentry commission under Act 24, Special Session Laws of Hawaii 2009, with the added duty to ensure that the comprehensive offender reentry system is implemented as soon as practicable. Extends sunset of reentry commission to 12/1/2016. (SD1)
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