House File 2399 - Reprinted HOUSE FILE 2399 BY COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESOURCES (SUCCESSOR TO HSB 638) (As Amended and Passed by the House March 7, 2018 ) A BILL FOR An Act relating to the state training school at Eldora. 1 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 2 HF 2399 (3) 87 hb/rh/md
H.F. 2399 Section 1. Section 233A.1, Code 2018, is amended to read as 1 follows: 2 233A.1 State training school —— Eldora and Toledo . 3 1. Effective January 1, 1992, a diagnosis and evaluation 4 center and other units are established at Eldora the state 5 training school to provide to court-committed male juvenile 6 delinquents a program which focuses upon appropriate 7 developmental skills, treatment, placements, and rehabilitation 8 on education, observation, treatment, and rehabilitation 9 designed to help such juveniles recognize accountability for 10 delinquent behavior by confronting and eliminating delinquent 11 norms, criminal thinking, and antisocial behavior . The state 12 training school shall treat and assist such juveniles in the 13 development of skills necessary to function effectively and 14 positively in the community in a manner consistent with public 15 safety by doing all of the following: 16 a. Providing humane, disciplined confinement to male 17 juvenile delinquents who present a danger to the community. 18 b. Holding male juvenile delinquents accountable for their 19 delinquent behavior. 20 c. Developing efficient and effective juvenile correctional 21 programs within the framework of professional correctional 22 standards and available resources that address the safety of 23 students and staff and includes a regular independent review 24 of the program. 25 2. The diagnosis and evaluation center which is used to 26 identify appropriate treatment and placement alternatives 27 for juveniles and any other units Units for court-committed 28 male juvenile delinquents which are located at Eldora and 29 the unit for juvenile delinquents at Toledo shall together 30 be known as the “state training school” . For the purposes of 31 this chapter “director” means the director of human services 32 and “superintendent” means the administrator in charge of the 33 diagnosis and evaluation center for juvenile delinquents and 34 other units at Eldora and the unit for juvenile delinquents at 35 -1- HF 2399 (3) 87 hb/rh/md 1/ 2
H.F. 2399 Toledo state training school . 1 3. The number of children present at any one time at the 2 state training school at Eldora shall not exceed the population 3 guidelines established under 1990 Iowa Acts, ch. 1239, §21 , as 4 adjusted for subsequent changes in the capacity at the training 5 school. 6 Sec. 2. Section 233A.14, Code 2018, is amended to read as 7 follows: 8 233A.14 Transfers to other institutions. 9 The administrator may transfer to the schools state training 10 school minor wards of the state from any institution under the 11 administrator’s charge but no person shall be so transferred 12 who is mentally ill or has an intellectual disability. Any 13 child in the schools state training school who is mentally ill 14 or has an intellectual disability may be transferred by the 15 administrator to the proper state institution. 16 Sec. 3. Section 915.29, subsection 1, unnumbered paragraph 17 1, Code 2018, is amended to read as follows: 18 The department of human services shall notify a registered 19 victim regarding a juvenile adjudicated delinquent for a 20 violent crime, committed to the custody of the department of 21 human services, and placed at the state training school at 22 Eldora or Toledo , of the following: 23 -2- HF 2399 (3) 87 hb/rh/md 2/ 2