2000 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Rollison
DCJS Study Community Corrections Formula (language only)

Item 465 #10h

Item 465 #10h

Public Safety
Criminal Justice Services, Department of

Page 323, line 46, after "2.", insert "a."
Page 323, after line 54 insert:
"b.  The Department of Criminal Justice Services, in conjunction with the Virginia Community Criminal Justice Association, the Virginia Municipal League, and the Virginia Association of Counties, shall study the feasibility of replacing the current system of discretionary grants with one or more formulas to distribute funding for the Comprehensive Community Corrections Act and the Pretrial Services Act.  Such formula(s) shall consider caseloads and other factors as appropriate to ensure an equitable distribution of funding.  The Department shall report its findings and recommendations to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees by October 15, 2000."

(This amendment directs the Department of Criminal Justice Services to study alternatives for the distribution of funds for community corrections and pretrial services.)