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Bill Number: 2785 Ratification Number: 591 Act Number 484 Introducing Body: House Subject: Relating to conditions and restrictions of conditional releases of juveniles in the custody of the Department of Youth Services
(A484, R591, H2785)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 24-15-380, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS OF CONDITIONAL RELEASES OF JUVENILES IN THE CUSTODY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH SERVICES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE BOARD OF JUVENILE PLACEMENT AND AFTERCARE MAY REQUIRE PARTICIPATION IN WORK AND COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAMS AND RESTITUTION AS A CONDITION OF CONDITIONAL RELEASE AND TO CHANGE THE TERMINATION DATE FOR A CONDITIONAL RELEASE FROM CUSTODY FOR JUVENILES FROM SEVENTEEN TO EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Board may require participation in service programs
Section 1. Section 24-15-380 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 24-15-380. Any juvenile, who shall have been conditionally released from a correctional school, shall remain in legal custody of the Board of Youth Services until the expiration of the specified term imposed in his conditional aftercare release. The specified period of conditional release may expire before but not after the eighteenth birthday of the juvenile. Each juvenile conditionally released shall be subject to the conditions and restrictions of his release and may at any time on the order of the Board of Juvenile Placement and Aftercare be returned to the custody of a correctional school for violation of aftercare rules. As a condition of conditional release, the Board may impose participation in the restitution, work and community service programs as established by the Department of Juvenile Placement and Aftercare pursuant to Section 14-21-620(a)."
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon approval by the Governor.