2007 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1650 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Scott, E.T.
Culpeper County Juvenile Detention (language only)

Item 406 #1h

Item 406 #1h

Public Safety
Juvenile Justice, Department of

Page 433, after line 3, insert:
"F.  Beginning with the effective date of any agreement whereby Culpeper County becomes a member of a detention home commission, or signs an agreement with a local detention home, to house juveniles in detention as provided in § 16.1-248.1 or § 16.1-284.1, the existing memorandum of agreement between Culpeper County and the Department of Juvenile Justice, under which the Department currently houses Culpeper juveniles who are detained, shall be terminated.  Culpeper County shall satisfy any amount owed the Department for any days during which it housed such juveniles on behalf of the County, but shall be forgiven any outstanding amount for guaranteed bed space which it did not utilize.  The amount to be forgiven shall be certified by the Department, and the County shall apply an equal amount to the cost of joining a detention commission, or for providing alternative programs to detention, or both, over the five year period following termination of the agreement with the Department.  The County shall submit an audited statement to the department demonstrating the appropriate expenditure of such funds no later than June 30, 2012."

(This amendment provides for both the forgiveness of outstanding payments due the Department of Juvenile Justice from Culpeper County and the termination of an agreement between the department and Culpeper County for the use of beds at the Culpeper Juvenile Detention Center. The amendment provides that the county shall expend the amounts owed the department for the care and housing of local juvenile offenders over a five-year and period and report on the expenditure of those amounts to the department.)