LD 546 LR 281(02)
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Maine Juvenile Justice System Assessment and Reinvestment Task Force
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2021-22 FY 2022-23 Projections  FY 2023-24 Projections  FY 2024-25
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $1,000,000 $0 $0 $0
General Fund $1,000,000 $0 $0 $0
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill includes a one-time General Fund appropriation of $500,000 in fiscal year 2021-22 to the School and Student Supports program within the Department of Education to support restorative justice efforts as a means to achieving the diversion of youth from the juvenile justice system and commitment to the Department of Corrections.
This bill includes a one-time General Fund appropriation to the Department of Health and Human Services of $500,000 in fiscal year 2021-22 to provide one-time funding to providers of community-based, therapeutic services or programs for the purpose of diverting justice-involved youths from detention and commitment and reducing the rate of youth detention and commitment. 
Any additional costs to the Department of Corrections to submit an annual report are expected to be minor and can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.