Juveniles; confinement for violation of court order. (HB1693)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Jones (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Juvenile confinement for violation of court order. Reduces from 10 days to seven days the maximum allowable period of confinement of a juvenile in a secure facility for a contempt violation or when a child in need of supervision is found to have willfully and materially violated an order of the court. The bill also provides that any order of disposition of such violation confining the juvenile in a secure facility for juveniles shall (i) identify the valid court order that has been violated; (ii) specify the factual basis for determining that there is reasonable cause to believe that the juvenile has violated such order; (iii) state the findings of fact that support a determination that there is no appropriate less restrictive alternative available to placing the juvenile in such a facility, with due consideration to the best interest of the juvenile; (iv) specify the length of time of such confinement, not to exceed seven days; and (v) include a plan for the juvenile's release from such facility. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/17/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105222D
01/17/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/30/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/31/2020Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (7-Y 0-N)
02/11/2020Left in Courts of Justice

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The following bills are identical to this one: HB1437.

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