POSTC: General Notice 03-6 Uniform Protocol for Youths in Crisis

GENERAL NOTICE 03-6 

To:                   Chiefs of Police
                        Training Officers
                        Resident Troopers
                        Protective Services

From:                Thomas E. Flaherty
                        Executive Director

Date:                 December 1, 2003

Subject:             Uniform Protocol for Youths in Crisis 

 

The Connecticut legislature recently passed Public Act 03-257, an act concerning youths in crisis and the age of a child for purposes of jurisdiction in juvenile matters. The "Youths In Crisis" section of this public act became effective October 1, 2003.

The Act states, "each municipal police department and the Division of State Police within the Department of Public Safety shall implement a uniform protocol for providing intervention and assistance in matters involving youths in crisis. Such uniform protocol shall be developed by the Police Officer Standards and Training Council established under section 7-294b."

As a result of this, POST in conjunction with the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney has developed the "Uniform Protocol for Youths in Crisis." A copy is enclosed.

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Enclosure

"UNIFORM PROTOCOL FOR YOUTHS IN CRISIS"
PUBLIC ACT 03-257

"COMPLAINT YOUTH IN CRISIS"
FORM JD-JM-142 REV. 9-02