2006 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Joint Subcommittee on Mentally Ill in CJ System (language only)

Item 1 #5s

Item 1 #5s

Legislative Department
General Assembly of Virginia

Page 7, following line 47, insert:
"G. The Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee shall appoint a joint subcommittee to address the responsibilities of the Commonwealth with respect to the development of an appropriate long-term strategy to address the increasing number of adults and juveniles with mental illness who are in contact with, or at high risk of involvement with Virginia's criminal justice system.  All agencies and institutions of the Commonwealth shall cooperate with the joint subcommittee and provide technical assistance, as required.  The joint subcommittee shall provide a report on its findings and recommendations to the 2007 Session of the General Assembly."

(This amendment creates a joint subcommittee to develop a long-term strategy for addressing the mentally ill in the criminal justice system.)