2007 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1650 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Marsden
Juvenile Detention Home Mental Health Services

Item 405 #2h

Item 405 #2h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Public Safety
Juvenile Justice, Department of FY2007 $1,040,000 FY2008 $1,040,000 GF

Page 430, line 3, strike "$53,274,170" and insert "$54,314,170".
Page 430, line 3, strike "$51,764,528" and insert "$52,804,528".
Page 431, after line 42, insert:
"J.  Financial assistance for juvenile confinement in local facilities shall be increased to provide mental health services funding for the eight unfunded juvenile detention homes in the Commonwealth at the rate of $130,000 each."

(This amendment provides funding to the Department of Juvenile Justice to support the provision of appropriate mental health services for local detainees. Currently, mental health funding is available for only 16 of 24 juvenile detention homes through the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse Services.)