HOUSE BILL No. 1680
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 11-12-2.
Synopsis: Community corrections programs. Requires the
commissioner of the department of correction, in issuing community
corrections grants, to give priority to programs that include culturally
competent diversion and re-entry programs. Requires community
corrections advisory boards to: (1) ensure that community corrections
programs include culturally competent diversion and re-entry programs
for delinquent children; and (2) evaluate the collection and reporting
of disproportionality information concerning community corrections
Effective: July 1, 2009.
January 16, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Policy.
First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1680
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 11-12-2-1; (09)IN1680.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 11-12-2-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: Sec. 1. (a) For the purpose
of encouraging counties to develop a coordinated local
corrections-criminal justice system and providing effective alternatives
to imprisonment at the state level, the commissioner shall, out of funds
appropriated for such purposes, make grants to counties for the
establishment and operation of community corrections programs.
Appropriations intended for this purpose may not be used by the
department for any other purpose. Money appropriated to the
department of correction for the purpose of making grants under this
chapter, and charges made against a county under section 9 of this
do not revert to the state general fund at the close of any fiscal
year, but remain available to the department of correction for its use in
making grants under this chapter.
(b) The commissioner shall give priority in issuing community
corrections grants to programs that:
provide alternative sentencing projects for persons with
mental illness, addictive disorders, mental retardation, and
developmental disabilities; or
(2) provide culturally competent diversion and re-entry
programs for delinquent children.
SOURCE: IC 11-12-2-3; (09)IN1680.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 11-12-2-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: Sec. 3. (a) A community
corrections advisory board shall:
(A) the community corrections plan and the application for
financial aid required by section 4 of this chapter; and
(B) the forensic diversion program plan under IC 11-12-3.7;
(2) observe and coordinate community corrections programs in
(3) make an annual report to the county fiscal body, county
executive, or, in a county having a consolidated city, the
city-county council, containing:
an evaluation of the effectiveness of programs receiving
financial aid under this chapter;
(B) an evaluation of the collection and reporting of
disproportionality information of community corrections
participants, including the race and ethnicity of
recommendations for improvement, modification, or
discontinuance of these programs;
(4) ensure that programs receiving financial aid under this chapter
comply with the standards adopted by the department under
section 5 of this chapter;
(5) recommend to the county executive or, in a county having a
consolidated city, to the city-county council, the approval or
disapproval of contracts with units of local government or
nongovernmental agencies that desire to participate in the
community corrections plan; and
(6) ensure that programs include culturally competent
diversion and re-entry programs for delinquent children.
Before recommending approval of a contract, the advisory board must
determine that a program is capable of meeting the standards adopted
by the department under section 5 of this chapter.
(b) A community corrections advisory board shall do the following:
(1) Adopt bylaws for the conduct of its own business.
(2) Hold a regular meeting at least one (1) time every three (3)
months and at other times as needed to conduct all necessary
business. Dates of regular meetings shall be established at the first
meeting of each year.
(3) Comply with the public meeting and notice requirements
under IC 5-14-1.5.
(c) A community corrections advisory board may contain an office
as designated by the county executive or, in a county having a
consolidated city, by the city-county council.
(d) Notwithstanding subsection (a)(4), the standards applied to a
court alcohol and drug program or a drug court that provides services
to a forensic diversion program under IC 11-12-3.7 must be the
standards established under IC 12-23-14 or IC 12-23-14.5.