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1997 Session

Budget Bill - HB1600 (Chapter 924)

Department of Juvenile Justice

Item 476

Item 476

First Year - FY1997Second Year - FY1998
Community-Based Custody (35000)$10,757,007
$7,807,007
$13,037,132
$13,763,882
Community Residential Custody and Treatment Services (35002)FY1997 $8,233,757
$5,283,757
FY1998 $10,513,882
$11,240,632
Community Non-Residential Custody and Treatment (35004)FY1997 $2,523,250FY1998 $2,523,250
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY1997 $10,737,707
$7,787,707
FY1998 $13,017,832
$13,744,582
Federal TrustFY1997 $19,300FY1998 $19,300

Authority: § 16.1-246 through 16.1-258, 16.1-286, 16.1-291 through 16.1-295, 66-13, 66-14, 66-22, 66-24, Code of Virginia.


A.1. Out of this appropriation $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000 the second year from the general fund shall be used to contract for residential and non-residential post-sentencing alternatives in localities or combinations of localities for juvenile offenders sentenced to confinement in a state juvenile learning center pursuant to § 16.1-278.8, Paragraph 14, Code of Virginia, but who may require confinement less secure than a state juvenile learning center. The goal of such programs shall be to reduce the incidence of repeat juvenile offenders.


2. Such funding shall be used exclusively for the development or improvement of community-based services for those juvenile offenders specified in Paragraph 1, but shall not be used for capital expenditures. Contracts entered into under the provisions of this paragraph shall not be used in lieu of supervised probation or parole. It is the intention of the General Assembly that the use of supervised probation for offenders not be decreased by the use of such post-sentencing alternatives and that release from such programs be followed by an appropriate period of supervised parole.


3. The State Board of Juvenile Justice shall prescribe standards for the development, operation and evaluation of programs and services authorized in this paragraph. State funds for such contracts shall be matched at a rate of 33 percent from non-state sources.


B.1. Out of this appropriation $1,339,600 the first year and $1,339,600 the second year from the general fund shall be used to continue a pilot program in the City of Richmond to provide a range of services for juveniles adjudicated delinquent by the court. The city shall be required to provide a cash match of 33 percent from non-state sources.


2. Services funded out of this appropriation may include intensive supervision, day treatment, boot camp, and aftercare services, and should be integrated into existing services for juveniles.


3. The Department of Criminal Justice Services shall, in consultation with the Department of Juvenile Justice, evaluate the results of this pilot program and present an interim report to the Governor and the Chairman of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees no later than November 1, 1996 and a final report no later than November 1, 1997.


C.1. Out of this appropriation $885,500 the first year and $885,500 the second year from the general fund shall be used to contract for boot camp programs for juveniles sentenced to confinement in a state juvenile correctional center pursuant to § 16.1-278.8, Paragraph 14, Code of Virginia, but who may be appropriate candidates for such an intensive treatment program. The goal of such programs shall be to divert offenders from a juvenile correctional center and reduce the incidence of repeat juvenile offenders. Any such programs shall emphasize improving academic achievement, promoting literacy and communication skills, and developing workplace skills, personal accountability, and self-discipline. In addition to a physically challenging residential component, the programs shall include intensive aftercare in the community.


2. The State Board of Juvenile Justice shall prescribe standards for the development and operation of a juvenile boot camp program and services.


D. Out of this appropriation $4,781,625 $2,281,625 the first year and $5,520,750 $5,920,750 the second year from the general fund shall be used to contract reduce crowding in juvenile correctional centers, including contracting for the placement in public or private facilities in Virginia of juveniles committed to the custody of the Department pursuant to § 16.1-218.8(14) 16.1-278.8(14), Code of Virginia. In contracting for these beds, the Department of Juvenile Justice shall give consideration to the marginal cost impact on the public or private facilities, so the department may obtain additional beds at the lowest per diem cost possible. The department shall present a report on the cost, including marginal cost, and utilization of these beds to the Governor and the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees by July 15, 1996.


E. This appropriation contains funds to be used to establish programs to give judges alternative sentencing options for juveniles, as follows:


1. $1,122,000 $672,000 the first year and $2,613,000 $2,939,750 the second year from the general fund for boot camps for juveniles; however, no contract to establish a juvenile boot camp shall be executed by the Department nor shall any funds be expended for the contract except as provided in this act;


2. $50,000 the second year from the general fund for a wilderness work camp program for serious juvenile offenders. The State Board of Juvenile Justice shall prescribe standards for the development and operation of a wilderness work camp; and


3. The Department of Juvenile Justice shall present a report on proposed juvenile boot camps and wilderness work camps, including an assessment of available performance evaluations of existing programs in other states, addressing the extent to which such programs are effective in reducing recidivism. This report shall be included in the report required pursuant to the fifth enactment of House Bill 251 and Senate Bill 44 Chapters 755 and 914 of the 1996 Regular Session and shall be presented to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees, by October 1, 1996.