1998 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Conference Report)

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Survey of Non-Mandated CSA Children (language only)

Item 151 #13c

Item 151 #13c

Education: Elementary and Secondary
Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Families

Page 117, after line 53, insert:
Under the direction of the State Executive Council, the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia, in collaboration with the Department of Juvenile Justice, will conduct a study to estimate the cost and number of juveniles who would meet acute and severe risk criteria, but do not currently receive services under the Comprehensive Services Act.  The study shall determine the number of children meeting the criteria for acute and severe risk by assessing  juveniles who come before selected courts on status offenses or delinquency petitions using a uniform assessment instrument adopted by the State Executive Council for the Comprehensive Services Act.   The Office of the Secretary shall select juveniles from a representative sample of urban, suburban and rural courts to derive the estimate.  The Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court and the Director of the Department of Juvenile Justice shall provide an estimate on the number of juveniles meeting the criteria, the type of services the juveniles would require, and an estimated cost for these services to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees by December 30, 1998."

(This amendment would provide additional information regarding the number of children that could be eligible for services under the Comprehensive Services Act, if non-mandated children (screened by the new uniform assessment instrument) were to be served.)