2013 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Conference Report)

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DCJS - Jail Substance Abuse Program Evaluation (language only)

Item 393 #3c

Item 393 #3c

Public Safety
Criminal Justice Services, Department of

Page 347, after line 53, insert:
"I. The Department shall review jail prisoner reentry and substance abuse programs that have demonstrated a record of effectiveness in reducing offender recidivism.  The review shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, an assessment of the effectiveness of the Kingdom Life Ministries program at the Richmond City Jail, and a determination of the costs and benefits associated with this program and consideration of whether jail prisoner reentry and substance abuse programs that have a demonstrated record of effectiveness should be expanded.  Copies of this review shall be provided to the Secretary of Public Safety and the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees by January 1, 2014."

(This amendment directs the Department of Criminal Justice Services to review jail prisoner reentry and drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs.)