2016 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Create a Veterans Behavioral Health Docket Pilot Program in Chesapeake

Item 313 #5s

Item 313 #5s

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Health and Human Resources
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services FY2017 $185,000 FY2018 $185,000 GF

Page 278, line 14, strike "$79,468,375" and insert "$79,653,375".
Page 278, line 14, strike "$79,458,942" and insert "$79,643,942".

Page 281, after line 26, insert:

"T. 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 to support the establishment and operation of a special veterans and behavioral health problem solving docket pilot program."


(This amendment provides $185,000 each year from the general fund 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.)