This legislation would prevent young people from being detained in secure facilities for "status offenses." A status offense is a noncriminal act that is considered a law violation only because of a young person's status as a minor. The ACLU of Idaho objects to youth detention. This legislation is a step in the right direction to ensure that young people are not detained in secure facilities for trivial acts like violating curfew, running away from home, or truancy.

Sponsors

Rep. Marco Erickson (R)

Status

Passed Senate Judiciary & Rules Committee

Session

2021

Bill number

Position

Support