File #: Int 0444-2024    Version: * Name: Provision of mental health services for children visiting incarcerated individuals.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Criminal Justice
On agenda: 2/28/2024
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, Linda Lee, Lincoln Restler, Lynn C. Schulman, Yusef Salaam, Shahana K. Hanif, Julie Won, Tiffany Cabán, Amanda Farías, Alexa Avilés, Crystal Hudson, Chris Banks, Farah N. Louis, Selvena N. Brooks-Powers
Council Member Sponsors: 17
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. 444, 2. Int. No. 444, 3. February 28, 2024 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-28-24, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 28, 2024

Int. No. 444

 

By Council Members Stevens, Narcisse, Riley, Williams, Lee, Restler, Schulman, Salaam, Hanif, Won, Cabán, Farías, Avilés, Hudson, Banks, Louis and Brooks-Powers

 

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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