SENATE BILL NO. 95
"Juvenile diversion act,"
by amending sections 2 and 8 (MCL 722.822 and 722.828), section 2 as amended by 1996 PA 415.
The people of the state of michigan enact:
(a) "Assaultive crime" means an offense that, if committed by an adult, would constitute an offense against a person described in section 82, 83, 84, 86, 87, 88, 89, 316, 317, 321, 349, 349a, 350, 397, 520b, 520c, 520d, 520e, 520g, 529, 529a, or 530 of the Michigan penal code, Act No. 328 of the Public Acts of 1931, being sections 750.82, 750.83, 750.84, 750.86, 750.87, 750.88, 750.89, 750.316, 750.317, 750.321, 750.349, 750.349a, 750.350, 750.397, 750.520b, 750.520c, 750.520d, 750.520e, 750.520g, 750.529, 750.529a, and 750.530 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.1931 PA 328, MCL 750.82, 750.83, 750.84, 750.86, 750.87, 750.88, 750.89, 750.316, 750.317, 750.321, 750.349, 750.349a, 750.350, 750.397, 750.520b, 750.520c, 750.520d, 750.520e, 750.520g, 750.529, 750.529a, and 750.530.
(b) "Court" means the family division of circuit court.
(c) "Divert" or "diversion" means the placement that occurs when a formally recorded apprehension is made by a law enforcement agency for an act by a minor that if a petition were filed with the court would bring that minor within section 2(a) of chapter XIIA of Act No. 288 of the Public Acts of 1939, being section 712A.2 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, the probate code of 1939, 1939 PA 288, MCL 712A.2, and instead of petitioning the court or authorizing a petition, either of the following occurs:
(i) The minor is released into the custody of his or her parent, guardian, or custodian and the investigation is discontinued.
(ii) The minor and the minor's parent, guardian, or custodian agree to work with a person or public or private organization or agency that will assist the minor and the minor's family in resolving the problem that initiated the investigation.
(d) "Law enforcement agency" means a police department of a city, village, or township, a sheriff's department, the department of state police, or any other governmental law enforcement agency in this state.
(e) "Minor" means an individual less than 17 18 years of age.
Sec. 8. (1) Except as otherwise required in subsection (2), a record required to be kept under this act shall be open only by order of the court to persons having a person who has a legitimate interest.
(2) A record required to be kept under this act shall be open to a law enforcement agency or court intake worker for only the purpose of deciding whether to divert a minor.
(3) A minor's record kept under this act shall be destroyed within 28 days after the minor becomes 17 18 years of age.