Juvenile offender cases frequently demand special attention. Through the proper handling of juvenile cases frequently misguided youths can learn to make better choices and lead productive lives.

 

Juvenile offender cases frequently demand special attention. Through the proper handling of juvenile cases frequently misguided youths can learn to make better choices and lead productive lives.
To help with the ever-increasing juvenile detention problem, the Division of Youth Services and State Rep. Clark Hall will present a $50,000 grant to Phillips County. The grant money will be used to buy electronic home monitoring ankle bracelets for juvenile offenders.
The grant will be presented at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 28 on the steps of the Phillips County Courthouse in Helena.
The bracelets include a tracking device. The purpose of the ankle bracelets is to provide the juvenile court system with an option of keeping youth offenders out of juvenile detention facilities. The cost for housing troubled youths in a juvenile correctional facility can be substantial. And frequently confinement can have a negative impact that leads to a young offender having additional involvement with the criminal justice system.
Hall secured $5,555 of the grant through his portion of General Improvement Funds the House of Representatives allocated. Interest bearing accounts with the state produce revenue that is placed in the GIF. The funds are distributed among senators and representatives to spend on capital improvement projects in their district.