2007 Session

Budget Bill - SB750 (Introduced)

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Secretary of Public Safety

Item 377

Item 377

First Year - FY2007Second Year - FY2008
Administrative and Support Services (79900)$736,645$736,845
General Management and Direction (79901)FY2007 $736,645FY2008 $736,845
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2007 $736,645FY2008 $736,845

Authority: Title 2.2, Chapter 2, Article 8, and § 2.2-201, Code of Virginia.

A. The Secretary shall present revised state and local juvenile and state and local responsibility adult offender population forecasts to the Governor, the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees, and the Chairmen of the House and Senate Courts of Justice Committees by October 15, 2006, for each fiscal year through FY 2012 and by October 15, 2007, for each fiscal year through FY 2013. The Secretary shall ensure that the revised forecast for state-responsible adult offenders shall include an estimate of the number of probation violators included each year within the overall population forecast who may be appropriate for alternative sanctions, including return-to-custody facilities.

B.  The Secretary shall provide a status report on actions taken to improve offender transitional and reentry services, as provided in § 2.2-221.1, Code of Virginia, including improvements to the preparation and provision for employment, treatment, and housing opportunities for those being released from incarceration.  The report shall be provided to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees no later than November 15 of each year.

C.  Included in the appropriation for this Item is $50,000 the second year from the general fund for the Secretary of Public Safety to monitor and evaluate the implementation of the pilot local re-entry councils established upon the recommendation of the Virginia Re-entry Policy Academy.