Legislation crafted with teen input would help ex-youth offenders start over
Assembly Bill 1488, introduced earlier this year by Thurmond, would require each county in the state to form a teen transition center. A “one-stop shop,” with temporary housing, counseling services and job help, said Thurmond. Teens could opt-in for the services; as opposed to having it be required by their probation officers. It’s expected to be heard in committees in the legislative cycle beginning in January.