File #: Int 0365-2022    Version: * Name: Provision of mental health services for children visiting incarcerated individuals.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Criminal Justice
On agenda: 5/5/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the provision of mental health services for children visiting incarcerated individuals
Sponsors: Althea V. Stevens, Mercedes Narcisse, Kevin C. Riley, Nantasha M. Williams, Farah N. Louis, Rita C. Joseph, Julie Menin, Kalman Yeger , Sandra Ung, Alexa Avilés, Ari Kagan, Carmen N. De La Rosa, Shahana K. Hanif, Shaun Abreu, Tiffany Cabán, Charles Barron, Lynn C. Schulman, Crystal Hudson, Pierina Ana Sanchez
Council Member Sponsors: 19
Summary: This bill would create a mental health services program at city jails for visitors under the age of eighteen to receive referrals for mental health services and, whenever practicable, receive mental health services.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 365, 2. Int. No. 365, 3. May 5, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-5-22, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 5, 2022

Int. No. 365

 

By Council Members Stevens, Narcisse, Riley, Williams, Louis, Joseph, Menin, Yeger, Ung, Avilés, Kagan, De La Rosa, Hanif, Abreu, Cabán, Barron, Schulman, Hudson and Sanchez

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the provision of mental health services for children visiting incarcerated individuals

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 9 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 9-163 to read as follows:                     

                     § 9-163 Mental health services for child visitors. The commissioner of correction shall establish a mental health services program at city jails for visitors under the age of 18. Such program shall provide referrals to mental health services and, whenever practicable, onsite mental health services. Participation in such program shall be on a voluntary basis.

                     § 2.                     This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

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