2008 Session

Budget Bill - HB29 (Introduced)

Department of Corrections

Item 383

Item 383 (Not set out)

First Year - FY2007Second Year - FY2008
Supervision of Offenders and Re-Entry Services (35100)$78,062,630$82,999,180
Probation and Parole Services (35106)FY2007 $70,199,283FY2008 $75,135,833
Day Reporting Centers (35107)FY2007 $4,511,507FY2008 $4,511,507
Community Residential Programs (35108)FY2007 $1,115,107FY2008 $1,115,107
Administrative Services (35109)FY2007 $2,236,733FY2008 $2,236,733
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2007 $76,763,166FY2008 $81,699,716
SpecialFY2007 $115,000FY2008 $115,000
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2007 $1,184,464FY2008 $1,184,464

Authority: §§ 53.1-67.2 through 53.1-67.6 and §§ 53.1-140 through 53.1-176.3, Code of Virginia.

A.  By September 1 of each year, the Department of Corrections shall provide a status report on 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.

B. Included within this appropriation is $20,000 the first year and $20,000 the second year from the general fund to contract with Offender Aid and Restoration of Fairfax for social services, vocational and employment counseling, and client emergency assistance for probation and parole technical violators in the Fairfax County Day Reporting Center Program.

C.1.  Included within this appropriation is $1,458,000 the first year and $4,146,000 the second year from the general fund to implement expanded monitoring of sex offenders using global positioning system (GPS) or other similar tracking devices as required by  Chapters 853, 857 and 914 of the Acts of Assembly of 2006.

2.  The Department is also authorized to use up to $690,830 the first year and $690,830  the second year from the general fund which is included in this item for sex offender containment programs to implement the provisions of Chapters 853, 857, and 914 of the Acts of Assembly of 2006.

3.  For offenders under the Department's post-release supervision who are required to register with the Department of State Police sex offender registry, the Department of Corrections' probation and parole officers shall physically verify the sex offender registry registration information within the timeframes required.  The Department shall coordinate these activities with the Superintendent of State Police to ensure all requirements of the legislation are met.

4.  The Secretary of Public Safety, in conjunction with the Director of the Department of Corrections and Superintendent of State Police, shall report on the implementation of the monitoring of offenders. The report shall address at a minimum: (1) the number of sex offender registry verifications conducted; (2) the number of violations by type; (3) the status of coordination with other state and local law enforcement organizations' activities regarding the sex offender registry requirements; and (4) a review of Department staffing requirements to meet the provisions of the legislation.  This report shall be provided to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by November 15, 2006.