2009 Session

Budget Amendments - SB850 (Conference Report)

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Training of Judges Regarding Truancy Case (language only)

Item 33 #1c

Item 33 #1c

Judicial Department
Supreme Court

Page 21, after line 38 insert:
"D.  The Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia shall encourage training of Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court judges regarding the options available for court-ordered services for families in truancy cases prior to the initiation of other remedies."

(This amendment emphasizes the utilization of family services, such as counseling or substance abuse treatment, as a first recourse as opposed to the imposition of jail or fines.)