2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Leftwich
Co-Patron(s): James, Knight, Spruill, Villanueva
Chesapeake Veterans & Beh. Health Court Docket Program

Item 315 #16h

Item 315 #16h

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Health and Human Resources
Grants to Localities FY2017 $185,000 FY2018 $185,000 GF

Page 282, line 4, strike "$377,140,261" and insert "$377,325,261".
Page 282, line 4, strike "$365,130,854" and insert "$365,315,854".

Page 285, after line 20, insert:

"GG. Out of this appropriation, $185,000 the first year and $185,000 the second year from the general fund shall be provided to the City of Chesapeake for two Clinician II positions, agency contractual staffing support and related client support expenses associated with the establishment and operation of a court docket pilot program for veterans with behavioral health issues."


(This amendment provides $185,000 from the general fund each year to create and support a pilot program for a special court docket related to veterans with behavioral health issues. A special court docket would allow a judge to hear cases of veterans with behavioral health issues that have come into contact with the criminal justice system. Such a docket would allow the court to determine if other services or interventions are available to help veterans suffering with mental illness access treatment in order to help them achieve stability and avoid future interactions with the justice system.)