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2000 Session

Budget Bill - HB30 (Chapter 1073)

Department of Juvenile Justice

Item 479

Item 479

First Year - FY2001Second Year - FY2002
Financial Assistance for Confinement in Local Facilities (35600)$74,359,211$54,552,282
Financial Assistance for Juvenile Confinement in Local Facilities (35602)FY2001 $61,031,931FY2002 $54,552,282
Financial Assistance for Construction of Local Facilities (35603)FY2001 $13,327,280FY2002 $0
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2001 $73,234,511FY2002 $53,427,582
Federal TrustFY2001 $1,124,700FY2002 $1,124,700

Authority: §§ 16.1-233 through 16.1-238, 16.1-274, 16.1-322.1 and 66-14, Code of Virginia.


A. No funds shall be committed for the state share of the cost of construction or enlargement of local or regional detention centers, group homes or related facilities unless such commitment of funds shall be consistent with the state plan required under § 16.1-309.4, Code of Virginia. Such plans shall give consideration to the need to provide a range of alternatives to detention in order to minimize the need for construction. No request for state assistance shall be approved unless the Board shall have first approved a companion local or regional plan for a range of alternatives to detention.


B.1. No state funds shall be committed or approved by the Board of Juvenile Justice for the state share of the cost of construction, maintenance or operation of local or regional detention centers, group homes, or related facilities or programs until the locality or localities have presented to the Board a comparative cost analysis of public versus private sector financing, site-selecting design, construction, maintenance and operation of the proposed facilities or programs.


2. Each resolution adopted by the Board of Juvenile Justice approving reimbursement of the state share of the cost of construction, maintenance, or operation of local or regional detention centers, group homes, or related facilities or programs shall include a statement noting that such approval is subject to the availability of funds and approval by the General Assembly at its next regular session.


3. Prior to approving the reimbursement of the state share of the cost of construction, renovation, or enlargement of local or regional detention centers, the Department shall assess and certify the regional needs for additional secure detention beds.


C. Out of this appropriation shall be provided the state share of the cost of construction or renovation of the following juvenile residential care facilities, to be distributed as shown:


FY 2001

Roanoke Detention Commission

$4,300,202

Piedmont Detention Commission

$1,118,600

Henrico Juvenile Detention Center

$41,265

James River Regional Detention Commission

$3,641,400

Rappahannock Detention Commission

$4,193,178

Middle Peninsula/Merrimac Juvenile Detention Commission

$32,635


D. The appropriation for Financial Assistance for Juvenile Confinement in Local Facilities includes $29,506,010 the first year and $29,506,010 the second year from the general fund for the implementation of the financial assistance provisions of the Juvenile Community Crime Control Act, §§ 16.1-309.2 through 16.1-309.10, Code of Virginia. Future changes to the appropriation shall be based on U.S. Census Bureau data on estimated changes in each locality's youth (age 10-17) population over the biennium.


E. The Department shall provide annual reports to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees on the progress of Virginia Juvenile Community Crime Control Act programs. The annual report shall address the requirements of § 16.1-309.3, Code of Virginia, as well as identifying the number of juveniles served, the average cost for residential and nonresidential services, the number of employees, and descriptions of the contracts entered into by localities, pursuant to §§ 16.1-309.2 through 16.1-309.10, Code of Virginia.


F. Subject to the conditions stated in this paragraph and with the prior written approval of the Director of the Department of Planning and Budget, there is hereby reappropriated the unexpended balances remaining at the close of business on June 30, 2000, and June 30, 2001, in the Financial Assistance for Confinement in Local Facilities program. The reappropriations shall be applicable only for payments owing for physical plant projects for local detention which have been approved by the Governor and for which contracts are in effect June 30, 2000, and June 30, 2001, respectively.


G. The Department of Juvenile Justice shall develop a plan for the use of funds unexpended by localities at the close of the fiscal year. The plan shall be presented to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees by December 1, 2000.


H. The Department of Juvenile Justice shall reimburse localities, pursuant to § 66-15, Code of Virginia, at the rate of $50 per day for housing juveniles who have been committed to the Department, for each day after the Department has received a valid commitment order and other pertinent information as required by § 16.1-287, Code of Virginia.