1997 Session

Budget Bill - HB1600 (Introduced)

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Public Defender Commission

Item 37

Item 37

First Year - FY1997Second Year - FY1998
Legal Defense (32700)$14,384,243$14,344,337
Indigent Defense, Criminal (32701)FY1997 $14,384,243FY1998 $14,344,337
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY1997 $14,384,243FY1998 $14,344,337

Authority: §§ 19.2-163.1 through 19.2-163.8, Code of Virginia.

Included in this item is funding to support an estimated 17 additional public defender positions, above the level of funding provided for staffing in such offices as of January 1, 1996. The Public Defender Commission shall allocate these positions to local or regional offices based upon actual and projected juvenile offender caseloads in the courts. These positions shall be used primarily, if not exclusively, for indigent defense services related to serious juvenile offenders.