TO: H.B. No. 2490, H.D. 2, S.D. 2, C.D. 1


Section 1. House Bill No. 2490, H.D. 2, S.D. 2, C.D. 1, is amended as follows:


1. By amending Section 5 of the bill to read:


"SECTION 5. Section 352D-4, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"[[]352D-4[]] Establishment; purpose. There is established within the department of human services for administrative purposes only the office of youth services. The office of youth services is established to provide services and programs for youth at risk under one umbrella agency in order to facilitate optimum service delivery, to prevent delinquency, and to reduce the incidence of recidivism among juveniles through the provision of prevention, rehabilitation, and treatment services. The office shall also be responsible for program planning and development, intake/assessment, oversight, as well as consultation, technical assistance, and staff training relating to the delivery of services.

The office shall provide a continuum of services as follows:

(1) An integrated intake/assessment and case management system;

(2) The necessary educational, vocational, social counseling and mental health services;

(3) Community-based shelter and residential facilities;

(4) Oversight of youth services; and

(5) Other programs which encourage the development of positive self-images and useful skills in such youth.

The executive director of the office of youth services shall submit annual reports to the legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of each regular session, reporting the services or programs funded pursuant to this section, the number of youth served by each service or program, and the results of the services or programs funded.

To this end, on July 1, 1991, this office shall assume the responsibilities for juvenile corrections functions, which were temporarily placed in the department of corrections pursuant to Act 338 of 1987. These functions shall include, but not be limited to, all responsibilities, under chapter 352, for the Hawaii youth correctional facilities.""


2. By amending Section 17 of the bill to read:


"SECTION 17. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $1,260,500 or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2014-2015 for the necessary costs and expenses incurred in carrying out the purposes of this Act.

The sum appropriated shall be expended by the office of youth services for the purposes of this Act."

































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