New Criminal Justice Policies Go Into Effect on Saturday

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A law designing Juneteenth Independence Day as a state holiday is also among the laws that take effect on Oct. 1.

By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

A batch of new Connecticut laws will take effect on Saturday including changes to how minors are handled by the criminal justice system and a requirement that police quickly notify the family of a deceased person.

State laws are typically scheduled to take hold at the beginning of new fiscal quarters and Oct. 1 is no exception. Saturday will bring a slew of new criminal justice policies including provisions of a youth crime bill passed on a bipartisan vote of the legislature this year.

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