H.R. 2289 (111th): Juvenile Justice Accountability and Improvement Act of 2009

Introduced:
May 06, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Robert “Bobby” Scott
Representative for Virginia's 3rd congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 06, 2009
Length
8 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 4300 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

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Last Action: Dec 06, 2007

H.R. 3305 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 01, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on May 6, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced May 06, 2009
Referred to Committee May 06, 2009
 
Full Title

To establish a meaningful opportunity for parole or similar release for child offenders sentenced to life in prison, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
4 cosponsors (4D) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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5/6/2009--Introduced.
Juvenile Justice Accountability and Improvement Act of 2009 - Requires states to:
(1) enact laws and adopt policies to grant child offenders who are serving a life sentence a meaningful opportunity for parole or supervised release at least once during their first 15 years of incarceration and at least once every three years thereafter; and
(2) provide notice of such laws and policies to the public and to victims of child offenders.
Defines "child offender who is serving a life sentence" as an individual who is convicted of a criminal offense before attaining the age of 18 and sentenced to a term of imprisonment for life or a term exceeding 15 years.
Requires the Attorney General to: (1) establish and implement a system of early release for each child offender who is under a life sentence in a federal prison; and (2) award grants to states to improve legal representation and other services for child defendants charged with an offense carrying a possible sentence of life in prison.

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