Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) was assigned today to several interim study committees in order to better address issues facing Hoosiers statewide. Those committees include the Board of Trustees of the Criminal Justice Institute, Committee on Driver Education and the Law Enforcement, School Policing and Youth Work Group.
"I am looking forward to working on my first interim study committees over the next few months," said Rep. Mahan. "Some may think that legislators are only working during the months of session-this is not the case in Indiana.
"I plan to work this summer and fall studying and discussing issues that might have been addressed during session but were in need of additional work or even brand new issues. Either way, I am looking forward to the work in order to make Indiana a better state, one issue at a time."
The following information includes a brief description of each interim study committee Rep. Mahan will be serving on.
Board of Trustees of the Criminal Justice Institute
·Evaluate information, promote cooperation and establish plans for the criminal and juvenile justice systems
·Encourage and assist organization of an academic consortium for research
Interim Study Committee on Driver Education
·Evaluate standards for an Internet component and classroom component of driver instruction
·Discuss penalties for instructional providers that fail to follow the standards for instruction driving experience
·Discuss statistics for moving violations accrued by certain individuals less than 18 years of age
·Study the effectiveness of driver education courses on the accident rates of young drivers
·Address the standards and curriculum content for an effective driver education program
Law Enforcement, School Policing and Youth Work Group
·Study and recommend training curricula to the Indiana law enforcement academy concerning law enforcement officer interactions with juveniles
Study and recommend methods by which law enforcement agencies and schools may collaborate on reducing juvenile involvement in the juvenile justice system