2007 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1650 (Conference Report)

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Evaluation of Reentry Programs

Item 389 #1c

Item 389 #1c

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Public Safety
Criminal Justice Services, Department of FY2007 $0 FY2008 $100,000 GF

Page 419, line 16, strike "$544,951" and insert "$644,951".
Page 419, after line 21, insert:
"Included in this appropriation is $100,000 the second year from the general fund for the Department of Criminal Justice Services to conduct outcome evaluation research to measure the effectiveness of existing programs administered by the Offender Reentry Transitional Services Coalition, the Virginia Serious and Violent Offender Reentry (VASAVOR) program, and similar reentry programs in Virginia and in other states, in reducing offender recidivism.  This outcome evaluation research and measurement shall be performed under the direction of the Secretary of Public Safety.  An annual report detailing the results of this research, including the measures used to evaluate the effectiveness of these programs, shall be provided to the Joint Subcommittee to Study the Commonwealth's Program for Prisoner Reentry to Society, the Chairman of the Virginia State Crime Commission, and the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees by October 1 each year."

(This amendment provides $100,000 the second year from the general fund for evaluation of reentry programs. This amount includes $50,000 transferred from the Secretary of Public Safety through a companion amendment to Item 377.)