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1998 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB4001 (Introduced)

Division of Community Corrections

Item 482

Item 482

First Year - FY1999Second Year - FY2000
Community-Based Custody (35000)$13,292,252$13,352,365
Community Residential Custody and Treatment Services (35002)FY1999 $9,310,414FY2000 $9,361,059
Community Non-Residential Custody and Treatment (35004)FY1999 $1,896,238FY2000 $1,905,706
Community Custody and Treatment Services Local Grants and Contracts (35005)FY1999 $2,085,600FY2000 $2,085,600
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY1999 $13,278,372FY2000 $13,338,485
Federal TrustFY1999 $13,880FY2000 $13,880

Authority: §§ 53.1-179 through 53.1-185.1, Code of Virginia.


A. The Department shall seek grant funding through the Department of Criminal Justice Services to continue operation of 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.


B. The Department of Corrections shall provide biannual reports on its progress in implementing the Statewide Community-Based Corrections System for State-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.


C. The Department of Corrections shall establish a Detention Center Incarceration Program pursuant to § 53.1-67.8, Code of Virginia, and at least one male and one female Diversion Center Incarceration Program pursuant to § 53.1-67.7, Code of Virginia, in each of its four administrative regions. The Department is also authorized to use for this purpose up to two of its minimum security work centers, and to convert correctional field unit beds to this purpose as required. To further this purpose, the Department shall, by September 1, 1998, convert Correctional Field Unit #22 to a combined detention/diversion center for female probationers.


D. The Department of Corrections is authorized to enter into a two-year contract with the Gemeinschaft Home/Piedmont House for a pilot project using a community-based residential transition program for drug-involved offenders. The Department of Corrections shall, in conjunction with Gemeinschaft Home/Piedmont House, develop an evaluation methodology to determine the impact of this program on the recidivism of drug-involved offenders. The Department shall submit annual reports on the progress of this pilot program to the Virginia State Crime Commission.