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1996 Session

Budget Bill - SB30 (Introduced)

Department of Criminal Justice Services

Item 438

Item 438

First Year - FY1997Second Year - FY1998
Financial Assistance for Administration of Justice Services (39000)$36,658,378$36,658,378
Financial Assistance to Localities for Administration of Justice Services (39001)FY1997 $35,128,038FY1998 $35,128,038
Other Services (39099)FY1997 $1,530,340FY1998 $1,530,340
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY1997 $15,366,321FY1998 $15,366,321
SpecialFY1997 $100,000FY1998 $100,000
Dedicated Special RevenueFY1997 $3,600,000FY1998 $3,600,000
Federal TrustFY1997 $17,592,057FY1998 $17,592,057

Authority: Title 9, Chapter 27, Code of Virginia.


A. This appropriation includes an estimated $10,700,000 in the first year and an estimated $10,700,000 in the second year in federal funds pursuant to the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, as amended. Of these amounts, nine percent is available for administration, and 70 percent of the remainder is available for grants to state agencies. The remaining federal funds are to be passed through as grants to localities, with a required 25 percent local match. Also included in this appropriation is $2,158,388 in the first year and $2,158,388 in the second year from the general fund.


B. The Department of Criminal Justice Services is authorized to make grants and provide technical assistance out of this appropriation to state agencies, local governments, regional and non-profit organizations for the establishment and operation of programs for the following purposes and up to the amounts specified:


1. Regional training academies for criminal justice training, $1,125,408 the first year and $1,125,408 the second year. The Criminal Justice Services Board shall adopt such rules as may reasonably be required for the distribution of funds and for the establishment, operation and service boundaries of state supported regional criminal justice training academies;


2. Virginia Crime Victim-Witness fund $3,600,000 the first year and $3,600,000 the second year from dedicated special revenue.


3. New River Community Action Sentencing, Inc., $366,637 the first year and $366,637 the second year;


4. Rooftop of Virginia Community Action Agency, $25,000 the first year and $25,000 the second year;


5. Court Appointed Special Advocate programs, $300,000 the first year and $300,000 the second year;


C. Subject to the conditions stated in this item and with the prior written approval of the Director, Department of Planning and Budget, there is hereby reappropriated the unexpended balance remaining at the close of business on June 30, 1996, in the appropriations made from Item 534, Financial Assistance for Administration of Justice Services, Chapter 853, Acts of Assembly of 1995, and the unexpended balance remaining in this item on June 30, 1997. These reappropriations shall be used only for the purposes of the original appropriation for grants made by the Criminal Justice Services Board. This provision shall apply to funds obligated to and in the possession of state agency subgrantees and the Department of Criminal Justice Services.


D.1. Out of this appropriation, $11,364,888 in general funds in each year is authorized to make discretionary grants and to provide technical assistance to cities, counties or combinations thereof to develop, implement, operate and evaluate programs, services and facilities established pursuant to the Comprehensive Community Corrections Act for Local-Responsible Offenders, (§ 53.1-182.1, Code of Virginia), Pre-trial Services Act (§ 19.2-152.4, Code of Virginia), and Statewide Community-Based Corrections System for State-Responsible Offenders (§ 53.1-67.6, Code of Virginia). Funding for local-responsible offenders shall be limited to programs, services and facilities targeting those offenders specified in § 19.2-303.3, Code of Virginia. Funds for pretrial programs or other alternative to incarceration programs shall be limited to those established or expanded pursuant to Paragraph E.1.b. of Item 78. For programs authorized pursuant to the Comprehensive Community Corrections Act for Local-Responsible Offenders (§ 53.1-182.1, Code of Virginia) the Department may be available for these purposes.


2. The Department of Criminal Justice Services, in conjunction with the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court and the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission, shall conduct information and training sessions for judges and other judicial officials on the programs, services and facilities available through the Pretrial Services Act and the Comprehensive Community Corrections Act for Local-Responsible Offenders.


3. The Department of Criminal Justice Services shall provide quarterly reports on its progress in implementing the Pretrial Services Act and the Comprehensive Community Corrections Act for Local-Responsible Offenders to the Chairmen of the House Courts of Justice, Health, Welfare and Institutions, and Appropriations Committees and the Senate Courts of Justice, Rehabilitation and Social Services, and Finance Committees.