2000 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Conference Report)

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DCJS Study Community Corrections Formula (language only)

Item 465 #10c

Item 465 #10c

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 an alternative funding methodology to distribute funding for the Comprehensive Community Corrections Act and the Pretrial Services Act.  Such funding methodology shall consider caseloads and other factors as appropriate to ensure an equitable distribution of funding while maintaining the current level of accountability provided by the discretionary grant process.  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.)