2015 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Floor Approved)

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DJJ Private Mental Health Treatment (language only)

Item 404 #1s

Item 404 #1s

Public Safety
Department of Juvenile Justice

Page 355, line 21, after "parole."  insert:
"Out of this Item, up to $325,315 each year may be used for the provision of inpatient mental health treatment by private providers for residents committed to the Department and found to be in need of mental health treatment pursuant to Section 66-20 of the Code of Virginia."

(This amendment allocates up to $325,315 each year from existing general funds for the purpose of transferring residents who have been committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice to a private hospital for treatment of the resident's mental condition. Currently, there is no funding mechanism for covering mental health treatment by a private provider. This amendment allows for such funding.)