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1998 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB4001 (Introduced)

Department of Juvenile Justice

Item 494

Item 494

First Year - FY1999Second Year - FY2000
Community-Based Custody (35000)$15,514,628$15,621,873
Community Residential Custody and Treatment Services (35002)FY1999 $12,991,378FY2000 $13,098,623
Community Non-Residential Custody and Treatment (35004)FY1999 $2,523,250FY2000 $2,523,250
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY1999 $15,495,328FY2000 $15,602,573
Federal TrustFY1999 $19,300FY2000 $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 the programs 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.


C.1. Out of this appropriation $885,000 the first year and $885,000 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 $5,920,750 the first year and $5,920,750 the second year from the general fund shall be used to contract for the placement in public or private facilities in Virginia of juveniles committed to the custody of the Department pursuant to § 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.


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


$2,250,998 the first year and $4,619,107 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.