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2012 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB1301 (Introduced)

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Department of Corrections

Item 385

Item 385

First Year - FY2013Second Year - FY2014
Supervision of Offenders and Re-Entry Services (35100)$83,909,227$84,251,201
Probation and Parole Services (35106)FY2013 $80,025,847FY2014 $80,367,821
Community Residential Programs (35108)FY2013 $1,963,556FY2014 $1,963,556
Administrative Services (35109)FY2013 $1,919,824FY2014 $1,919,824
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2013 $81,993,895FY2014 $82,335,869
SpecialFY2013 $85,000FY2014 $85,000
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2013 $1,490,332FY2014 $1,490,332
Federal TrustFY2013 $340,000FY2014 $340,000

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 and to the Department of Planning and Budget.  The report shall include a description of the department's progress in implementing evidence-based practices in probation and parole districts, and its plan to continue expanding this initiative into additional districts.  The section of the status report on evidence-based practices shall include an evaluation of the effectiveness of these practices in reducing recidivism and how that effectiveness is measured.


B. Included in the appropriation for this Item is $150,000 the first year and $150,000 the second year from nongeneral funds to support the implementation of evidence-based practices in probation and parole districts.  The source of the funds is the Drug Offender Assessment Fund.


C. Included in the appropriation for this Item is $924,288 the first year and $924,288 the second year from the general fund to support the implementation of pilot testing of Sanctions with Unified Rapid Enforcement (SURE), as authorized in § 19.2-303.6, Code of Virginia and Item 50 of this act.  The Department of Corrections shall coordinate with the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission on the development of practices and policies for the implementation of the pilot SURE programs.  These policies shall include the requirement that any offender subject to SURE sanctions shall, upon first being placed in SURE, be subject to at least six random tests a month for six designated controlled substances.  The frequency of the testing can be adjusted, based on a schedule developed by the department and the commission.  The department shall assure that the results of all substance abuse tests are available immediately.