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CS/SB 1056 — PACE Center for Girls

by Criminal Justice Committee and Senators Simpson and Bradley

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Criminal Justice Committee (CJ)

The bill creates s. 985.175, F.S., which authorizes the Department of Juvenile Justice to contract with PACE Center for Girls, to provide services including, but not limited to, education, counseling, training, and advocacy as an alternative to commitment and institutionalization of girls and young women. Contracts under this section must be authorized by and consistent with funding appropriated in the General Appropriations Act and be in accordance with s. 985.644, F.S.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2020.

Vote: Senate 39-0; House 118-0