In Indiana, there is no minimum age for a child to be held in a secure juvenile detention facility. As a result, children as young as 10 and 11 (and sometimes even younger) may be held in secure detention facilities which has been shown to increase recidivism and have lasting harm and behavioral consequences for children. This bill, HB 1022, would amend Indiana’s juvenile statutes by establishing a minimum age limit for secure detention.

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