2011 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Marsden
JCC Consolidation and Regionalization Study (language only)

Item 400 #1s

Item 400 #1s

Public Safety
Juvenile Justice, Department of

Page 339, following line 45, insert:
"D. The Department of Juvenile Justice shall prepare a report on the future of the juvenile correctional centers, including a determination of the appropriate number and configuration of secure state facilities required to manage the projected state-responsible juvenile population, in tandem with options for providing transitional and reentry services on a regional basis at selected local and/or regional juvenile detention facilities.  In preparing this report, the department shall consult with the Department of Education, the Virginia Council on Juvenile Detention, court services unit directors, the Virginia Municipal League, the Virginia Association of Counties, juvenile and domestic relations district judges, advocacy organizations, and the Virginia Prisoner and Juvenile Offender Re-entry Council, on the development of a plan to close one state juvenile correctional center and reinvest the resulting savings in regional transitional and reentry programs at selected local and/or regional detention facilities, with state financial assistance to support security services provided directly by the detention facility security staff and with comprehensive programming provided on a contractual basis by private for-profit or nonprofit providers, based on best practices, and other options as appropriate.  A report on this initiative shall be provided to the Virginia Prisoner and Juvenile Offender Re-entry Council, the Secretary of Public Safety, and the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committee by September 15, 2011."

(This amendment provides for a study of closing one more state-operated juvenile correctional center in conjunction with expanding reentry programs in selected regional or local juvenile detention facilities.)