Committee reviews final plans for juvenile justice standards in Missouri
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Committee reviews final plans for juvenile justice standards in Missouri

Date: October 13, 2015
By: Jill Ornitz
State Capitol Bureau

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The chair of Missouri's commitee on child abuse and neglect wants standards for juvenile officers to be implemented by the courts, not the state legislature.
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Wrap: Joint Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect Chair Bill Lant told members of juvenile standards work group that he wanted the court system to be able to implement the first ethics code created for juvenile officers in Missouri.

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Description: "It was kind of our intention to allow the juvenile officers association to come up with a set of standards that would then be implemented by the courts and avoid having to go through the legislative process."
St. Joseph Senator Rob Schaaf said a code of conduct for juvenile officers would not accomplish anything without the proper enforcement.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Jill Ornitz.

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Senator Rob Schaaf told the state's joint committee on child abuse and neglect standards for juvenile officers in Missouri would be useless without the proper enforcement.
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Wrap: St. Joseph Republican Senator Rob Schaaf told the legislature's Joint Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect that a code of ethics for juvenile officers would be ineffective if they it could not be enforced.

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Description: "If you're going to create a code of conduct, or a code of ethics and standards, it doesn't do a bit of good unless there's some entity that oversees that and makes sure that it's enforced. So, I'm just saying, like, if you don't have that in place, it's like a total waste of effort."
These standards would be the first for juvenile officers in Missouri, if they are adopted.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Jill Ornitz.


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