26-8D-9. Council--Sunset--Meetings--Tasks.

The oversight council terminates on June 30, 2031, unless the Legislature continues the oversight council for a specified period of time. The oversight council shall meet semi-annually or at the call of its chair or at the request of a majority of its members. The oversight council may:

(1)    Review the juvenile justice system for changes that improve public safety, reduce recidivism, hold youth accountable, provide better outcomes for children and families, and control juvenile justice costs;

(2)    Review performance measures and outcome measures required by this chapter and proposed by the Department of Corrections, Unified Judicial System, and Department of Social Services, and recommend any additional measures needed to identify outcomes in the juvenile justice system;

(3)    Review performance measures and outcome measures submitted semiannually by the Department of Corrections, Unified Judicial System, and Department of Social Services pursuant to §§ 26-8D-4, 26-8D-12, 26-8D-15, 26-8D-16, 26-8D-19, and 26-8D-20;

(4)    Review efforts by the Department of Social Services to ensure delivery of treatment in rural areas and related performance measures, and statewide availability of evidence-based programs and practices involving cognitive behavioral health and family therapy programs for justice-involved youth;

(5)    Assess implementation and infrastructure to support the sustainability and fidelity of evidence-based juvenile justice programs, including resources for staffing;

(6)    Track progress and make recommendations to improve outcomes for Native American children in the juvenile justice system;

(7)    Review the payments of the diversion incentive program to counties, pursuant to § 26-8D-2, and performance-based reimbursement payments to group care and residential treatment centers pursuant to §§ 26-8D-17 and 26-8D-18;

(8)    Review training related to juvenile justice for educators, law enforcement, probation, attorneys, corrections, program providers, and judges;

(9)    Review proven truancy and diversion models and best practices and make recommendations for statewide implementation; and

(10)    Prepare and submit an annual summary report of the performance and outcome measures that are part of this chapter and any recommendations for improvements related to juvenile justice to the Legislature, Governor, and Chief Justice.

Source: SL 2015, ch 152, § 13; SL 2020, ch 109, § 1; SL 2023, ch 88, § 1.