2019 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Committee Approved)

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Sex Offender Treatment Workgroup (language only)

Item 381 #2s

Item 381 #2s

Public Safety and Homeland Security
Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security


Page 416, after line 34, insert:

"E. The Secretary of Public Safety, in consultation with the Secretary of Health and Human Resources, shall convene a workgroup to report on the feasibility of increasing access to sex offender treatment for inmates.  The workgroup shall identify the different types of sex offender treatment currently available at the Department of Corrections and the numbers of offenders treated annually in each program.  The workgroup shall consider the most effective time during an inmate's sentence at which to screen him or her for treatment, and whether the existing Departmental policy should be modified.  The report shall also recommend specific short- and long-term strategies for the Commonwealth to employ, and identify staffing and other costs required for implementation.  The report shall be submitted to the Governor and Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by November 15, 2020."


(This amendment requires the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security to convene a workgroup to recommend strategies and specific treatment options at the Department of Corrections.)