2008 Session

Budget Bill - HB29 (Introduced)

Department of Criminal Justice Services

Item 389

Item 389 (Not set out)

First Year - FY2007Second Year - FY2008
Criminal Justice Research, Planning and Coordination (30500)$544,951$644,951
Criminal Justice Research, Statistics, Evaluation, and Information Services (30504)FY2007 $544,951FY2008 $644,951
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2007 $544,951FY2008 $644,951

Authority: Title 9.1, Chapter 1; Title 19.2, Chapter 23.1, Code of Virginia.

Included in this appropriation is $100,000 the second year from the general fund for the Department of Criminal Justice Services to conduct outcome evaluation research to measure the effectiveness of existing programs administered by the Offender Reentry Transitional Services Coalition, the Virginia Serious and Violent Offender Reentry (VASAVOR) program, and similar reentry programs in Virginia and in other states, in reducing offender recidivism. This outcome evaluation research and measurement shall be performed under the direction of the Secretary of Public Safety. An annual report detailing the results of this research, including the measures used to evaluate the effectiveness of these programs, shall be provided to the Joint Subcommittee to Study the Commonwealth's Program for Prisoner Reentry to Society, the Chairman of the Virginia State Crime Commission, and the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees by October 1 each year.