HB 1246-S - DIGEST

Revises the juvenile justice act of 1977.

Includes a referred and diverted youth, as well as adjudicated juvenile offenders, when establishing guidelines for a community juvenile accountability program.

Requires the department of children, youth, and families to: (1) Provide an annual report to the appropriate legislative committees that includes a county by county description of the youth served by the funded programs; and

(2) Implement a stop loss policy when allocating funding under RCW 13.40.510 (section 1 of this act).

Requires the block grant oversight committee to establish a minimum base level of funding for juvenile courts with lower numbers of at-risk youth from ten to seventeen years old.