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1998 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB4001 (Introduced)

Department of Criminal Justice Services

Item 455

Item 455

First Year - FY1999Second Year - FY2000
Financial Assistance for Administration of Justice Services (39000)$46,912,216$47,024,662
Financial Assistance to Localities for Administration of Justice Services (39001)FY1999 $46,912,216FY2000 $47,024,662
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY1999 $23,290,781FY2000 $23,390,781
SpecialFY1999 $1,214,562FY2000 $1,214,562
Dedicated Special RevenueFY1999 $4,600,000FY2000 $4,600,000
Federal TrustFY1999 $17,806,873FY2000 $17,819,319

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


A. This appropriation includes an estimated $12,000,000 the first year and an estimated $12,000,000 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 the first year and $2,158,388 the second year from the general fund for the required matching funds for state agencies.


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, $1,188,970 the first year and $1,188,970 the second year from the general fund and an estimated $1,114,562 in the first year and an estimated $1,114,562 the second year from nongeneral funds. 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. Court Appointed Special Advocate programs, $575,000 the first year and $675,000 the second year from the general fund;


4. Pre-release and post-incarceration services, $1,991,369 the first year and $1,991,369 the second year.


C.1. Out of this appropriation, $13,295,828 the first year and $13,295,828 the second year from the general fund 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). 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.2. of Item 77. Out of this amount $163,147 the first year and $163,147 the second year from the general fund shall be used to initiate a three-year pilot public inebriate jail-based intervention and treatment program for the City of Roanoke, through the Roanoke City Sheriff's Department. Out of this amount $225,409 the first year and $225,409 the second year from the general fund shall be used to complete by June 30, 2000, the three-year pilot public inebriate diversion program in the Fairfax Comprehensive Community Corrections Act catchment area.


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.


D. In the event the federal government should make available additional funds pursuant to the Violence Against Women Act, the Department shall set aside 33 percent of such funds for competitive grants to programs providing services to domestic violence and sexual assault victims.


E. The Department, from such federal funds as may be available, shall provide a grant of up to $750,000 the first year and $750,000 the second year to the Department of Corrections to contract for residential substance abuse treatment services for probationers and parolees. Services to be provided through such grant request shall be linked to existing institutional and community-based substance abuse treatment programs in the Department of Corrections.


F. 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 balances remaining in the appropriations made in the Financial Assistance for Administration of Justice Services program on June 30, 1999 and June 30, 2000. 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.


G. Out of this appropriation, $2,450,000 the first year and $2,450,000 the second year from the general fund is authorized to assist localities with the 25 percent matching requirement for federal grant funds awarded by the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program. Within the limits of funds appropriated, funds provided will assist localities by providing (i) the actual cash match requirement (25%) for one year for such federal grants which may be awarded prior to July 1, 2000, and (ii) one-half of the actual cash match requirement for one additional year. The Department of Criminal Justice Services shall annually report to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees on this program.


H. From such federal funds as may be available, the Department shall provide a grant of up to $500,000 each year to the Department of Juvenile Justice for regional and statewide training and technical assistance to localities in the development and evaluation of programs established under the Virginia Juvenile Community Crime Control Act.


I. The Department shall provide a grant of up to $1,300,000 each year from federal funds to the Department of Corrections, to establish a structured treatment program for youthful offenders at St. Brides Correctional Center and to expand intensive substance abuse treatment services at Botetourt Correctional Field Unit, Virginia Correctional Center for Women, and Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women.