2007 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1650 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Armstrong
Victim-Witness Services Programs

Item 391 #8h

Item 391 #8h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Public Safety
Criminal Justice Services, Department of FY2007 $0 FY2008 $3,894,563 GF

Page 419, line 30, strike "$78,330,207" and insert "$82,224,770".
Page 420, line 26, strike "$500,000" and insert "$4,394,563".

(This amendment provides $3.9 million in the second year from the general fund to offset projected revenue shortfalls in the Virginia Victim-Witness Fund and to create two new victim-witness programs in Nottoway and Buckingham counties. The Virginia Victim-Witness Fund provides grants that support 102 local victim-witness programs, most of which are located in the offices of Commonwealth's Attorneys. For most of these programs, which served 64,315 victims of crime in FY 2006, the Virginia Victim-Witness Fund represents the sole means of their support. Funding for the Victim-Witness Fund is derived from a $3 assessment on convicted offenders and grants received by the Department of Criminal Justice Services from the federal Victims of Crime Act.)