2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB29 (Conference Report)

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Planning for Juvenile Facilities (language only)

Item 406 #1c

Item 406 #1c

Public Safety and Homeland Security
Department of Juvenile Justice


Page 154, strike lines 31 through 34 and insert:

"D.1. The Director, Department of Juvenile Justice (the "Department") shall develop a transformation plan to provide more effective and efficient services for juveniles, using data-based decision-making, that is designed to improve outcomes, including reduced recidivism, and to reduce the number of juveniles housed in state-operated juvenile correctional centers, consistent with public safety.  Prior to implementation, the plan shall be approved by the Secretary of Public Safety.  A progress report on actions taken and additional recommendations under consideration shall be provided no later than June 30, 2016, to the Director of the Department of Planning and Budget, the Chairman of the Virginia Commission on Youth, and the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees.

2.  To accomplish these".

Page 154, line 39, strike "2" and insert "3".

Page 154, strike lines 51 through 54.

Page 155, strike lines 1 through 7.


(This amendment clarifies proposed language authorizing the transformation of Virginia's state juvenile correctional centers and the reallocation of the resulting savings into alternative placements for juvenile offenders. This amendment also requires a report by June 30, 2016. A companion amendment to Item 415 in House Bill/Senate Bill 30 adjusts the corresponding language in that item and provides for the appropriate reporting requirements in fiscal year 2017 and fiscal year 2018.)