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Mandating Treatment

Ms. Forry, Mr. Eldridge and Ms. Chandler moved that the bill be amended Chapter 72B of chapter 119 of the General Laws is further amended by adding the following to paragraph 4:

The Department of Corrections and the Department of Youth Services shall provide every juvenile convicted of first or second degree murder with timely and sufficient access to programming and treatment, including but not limited to, education, substance abuse, anger management, and vocational training. Further, if in accordance with the Department of Corrections’ and the Department of Youth Services objective measures, the person qualifies for placement in a minimum security facility, such placement shall not be prohibited based on the nature or status of the offense or the juvenile's age at the time of the crime.