2002 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Martin
SJR 440-Comprehensive Plan (language only)

Item 426 #1s

Item 426 #1s

Public Safety
Criminal Justice Services, Department of

Page 323, line 44, insert:
"The Department of Criminal Justice Services, in collaboration with the Departments of Corrections, Juvenile Justice, Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, and Medical Assistance Services, and the Virginia Association of Community Services Boards, Community Criminal Justice Boards, the Virginia Sheriffs' Association, and the Virginia Regional Jails Association, shall identify the unmet need for mental health and substance  abuse treatment services for offenders and develop a comprehensive plan, including the necessary resources and funding  sources, for covering the increasing costs of providing existing services and to fill service gaps.  The  Department shall include opportunities to leverage nongeneral funds in its plan.  The Department shall submit the plan, including the necessary resources and funding sources, to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees and the Joint Commission on Behavioral Health Care by September 30, 2002."

(This amendment is one of a series of amendments implementing recommendations of the Joint Subcommittee Studying Treatment Options for Offenders with Mental Illness or Substance Abuse Disorders (SJR 440).)