2006 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Conference Report)

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Jail Transition Program (language only)

Item 385 #1c

Item 385 #1c

Public Safety
Department Of Corrections

Page 337, after line 3, insert:
"D.  The Secretary of Public Safety, in conjunction with the Director of the Department of Corrections, shall provide a status report on the implementation and operation of the jail transition programs administered by the department.  The report shall address:  (1) the participating jails, date the jail joined the program, and whether the department or other organizations are contracted to administer the programs; (2) services provided to inmates participating in the program; (3) the status of inmates released from custody through the program in fiscal year 2005; (4) factors affecting utilization or expansion of the program;  (5) the impact of the program on the department's ability to address the backlog of state-responsible inmates in local and regional jails; and (6) the status and effectiveness of the Virginia Serious and Violent Offender Reentry (VASAVOR) program.   In addition, such report shall include an evaluation plan for determining the efficacy of the jail transition programs.  This report shall be provided to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees no later than October 16, 2006."

(This amendment requires the Secretary of Public Safety to provide a status report on the implementation and operation of the Department of Corrections jail transition program that was implemented in fiscal year 2004.)