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By no later than December 31, 2021, the City shall close Juvenile Hall, expand community-based alternatives to detention, and provide a rehabilitative, non-institutional place or places of detention, in a location approved by the Presiding Judge of the Court, that will be available for wards of the Court and persons alleged to come within the jurisdiction of the Court. Any place of detention shall be a safe and supportive homelike environment, which shall not be deemed to be, nor treated as, a penal institution, and which shall conform to all applicable State and federal regulations. Prior to the closure of Juvenile Hall under this Section 121.3, 1 the Department of Human Resources (“DHR”) shall provide notice to unions representing affected employees and conduct and conclude any necessary meet and confer under state and local law; notwithstanding the deadline imposed by this Section, the City may close Juvenile Hall only after DHR submits a written certification to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor that the City has satisfied applicable meet-and-confer obligations. Additionally, notwithstanding the foregoing, the City may not close Juvenile Hall until the Board of Supervisors has approved by resolution a final plan following the submission of such a plan by the Close Juvenile Hall Working Group as provided in Section 5.40-6(d).
(Added by Ord. 117-19, File No. 190392, App. 6/28/2019, Eff. 7/29/2019)
1. Section number changed to correspond to change in chapter number.