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File #: Int 0938-2009    Version: * Name: Requiring the department of correction to develop a discharge plan for adolescents leaving city jails.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services
On agenda: 2/26/2009
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York in relation to requiring the department of correction to develop a discharge plan for adolescents leaving city jails.
Sponsors: Letitia James, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Inez E. Dickens, Lewis A. Fidler, Helen D. Foster, G. Oliver Koppell, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Annabel Palma, Albert Vann, Thomas White, Jr.
Council Member Sponsors: 10
Attachments: 1. Committee Report 2/23/09, 2. Hearing Transcript 2/23/09, 3. Hearing Testimony 2/23/09, 4. Hearing Testimony (Con't) 2/23/09
Int. No. 938
 
By Council Members James, Comrie, Dickens, Fidler, Foster, Koppell, Mark-Viverito, Palma, Vann and White Jr.
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York in relation to requiring the department of correction to develop a discharge plan for adolescents leaving city jails.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
      Section 1. Section  9-127 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision c to read as follows:
      c. The department of correction shall develop a discharge plan for all adolescent sentenced inmates who will serve, after sentencing, ten days or more in any city correctional institution.
      §2.  Subdivision b of section 9-128 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:
       b. The  department  of  correction  shall provide assistance with the  preparation of applications for government benefits  and  identification to: (1) sentenced  inmates  who will serve, after sentencing, thirty days or more in any city correctional  institution  and  who  receive  discharge planning  services  from  the  department  of  correction  or any social services organization under contract with the department of  correction[,]; (2) all adolescent sentenced inmates who will serve, after sentencing, ten days or more in any city correctional institution; and (3)  in  its  discretion, [to] any other inmate who may benefit from such assistance.
      §3. This local law shall take effect sixty days after enactment.
 
LS# 6859
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2/06/09