2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: BaCote
Violence Prevention Research

Item 493 #187h

Item 493 #187h

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Nonstate Agencies
State Grants to Nonstate Entities-Nonstate Agencies FY2009 $500,000 FY2010 $0 GF

Page 444, after line 34, insert:
"Violence Prevention Research Project            500,000         0".

(This amendment provides $500,000 the first year from the general fund for the Violence Prevention Research Project. The requested funds would be used for a research project to investigate teen violence and homicides in eastern Newport News, Virginia. More people were killed in Newport News in 2007 that any year since 2001. The proliferation of gangs and drugs in the area continues to be an area of concern, and funds are needed for survey data collections, supplies, equipment, instruments and travel to continue the research in the area. The Moton Community House serves as the primary site for data collection and the intent is to develop a youth violence prevention and apprentice program to curb the violence that continues to pervade the area.)