Bill to expand Youth Assistance Program signed into law
April 18, 2019 – A bill authored by State Sen. Victoria Spartz (R-Noblesville) that would help assist Indiana’s at-risk youth and families with wrap-around services was signed into law by Governor Eric Holcomb.
Senate Enrolled Act 596 allows the Indiana Supreme Court to create a two-year pilot program to assist juvenile court judges in five Indiana counties by providing voluntary preventative programs for at-risk children.
“Helping young Hoosiers succeed is one of my top priorities as a legislator, as today’s children are tomorrow’s adults,” Spartz said. “SB 596 is a step forward in making sure our children who are struggling stay on the correct path now and in the future, so we can turn the corner on some juvenile challenges. I appreciate Chief Justice Loretta Rush’s and Judge Steve Nation’s leadership on this issue!”
SEA 596 is sponsored by State Reps. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel), Tony Cook (R-Cicero), Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville), and Edward DeLaney (D-Indianapolis) in the House.