2014 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB5003 (Committee Approved)

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DJJ Juvenile Justice Task Force Report (language only)

Item 407 #1s

Item 407 #1s

Public Safety
Juvenile Justice, Department of

Page 334, following line 10, insert:
"The Department of Juvenile Justice, in consultation with the Secretary of Public Safety, and with the technical assistance of the Pew Charitable Trusts, in the event that such technical assistance should be made available to the department, shall form a task force to examine Virginia's juvenile justice system and develop recommendations for fiscally sound, data-driven policies that improve public safety and outcomes for youth while promoting the efficient and effective use of resources.  The task force shall include representatives from the three branches of state government, as well as local governments and the private sector, and shall conduct a broad review of the placements and programs available for youth committed to the state and to post-dispositional detention programs.  The task force shall produce an initial report, including any recommended legislation, to the Governor, the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees, and the Chairmen of the House and Senate Courts of Justice Committees by December 15, 2014."

(This amendment directs the Department of Juvenile Justice to form a task force to examine and report on Virginia's juvenile justice system.)