H.R.5178 - Youth Reentry Improvement Act of 2008110th Congress (2007-2008)
Summary: H.R.5178 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)
Introduced in House (01/29/2008)
Youth Reentry Improvement Act of 2008 - Amends the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 to require: (1) information on the number of juveniles released from prison and their living arrangements upon release in the annual report of the Administrator of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Office; (2) states seeking juvenile justice grants to adopt procedures to assure the availability of post-release programs and services for juvenile offenders; and (3) research and evaluation on outcomes for juvenile offenders who have been released from custody and reintegrated into communities.
Directs the Attorney General to: (1) award grants to states to establish programs to identify juveniles likely to be released before attaining age 25 and to help such juveniles attain self-sufficiency; (2) develop outcome measures to assess the performance of states in operating juvenile offender reentry programs and track services provided to such offenders; and (3) conduct evaluations of state juvenile offender reentry programs.
Amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to continue health care benefits for juvenile offenders after release from incarceration.