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2019 Session

Budget Bill - HB1700 (Chapter 854)

Department of Juvenile Justice

Item 410

Item 410

First Year - FY2019Second Year - FY2020
Supervision of Offenders and Re-entry Services (35100)$65,071,729$65,071,729
Juvenile Probation and Aftercare Services (35102)FY2019 $65,071,729FY2020 $65,071,729
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2019 $64,189,780FY2020 $64,189,780
SpecialFY2019 $145,000FY2020 $145,000
Federal TrustFY2019 $736,949FY2020 $736,949

Authority: §§ 16.1-233 through 16.1-238, 16.1-274, 16.1-294, 16.1-322.1 and 66-14, Code of Virginia.


A. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 16.1-273 of the Code of Virginia, the Department of Juvenile Justice, including locally-operated court services units, shall not be required to provide drug screening and assessment services in conjunction with investigations ordered by the courts.


B. Included in the appropriation for this Item is $1,626,575 in the first year and $1,626,575 in the second year from the general fund to support mental health and substance abuse evaluation and treatment services for juveniles under state probation or parole.  Out of this item, up to $325,315 each year may be used for the provision of inpatient mental health treatment by private providers for residents committed to the Department and found to be in need of mental health treatment pursuant to § 66-20 of the Code of Virginia. The department shall develop a plan to ensure continuation of mental health and substance abuse treatment services, including contracting with local providers as necessary.


C. Included in the appropriation for this Item is $240,000 in the first year and $240,000 in the second year from the general fund that shall be used for emergency housing upon release from department custody. The department shall develop guidelines which at a minimum includes a juvenile selection process for placement and maximum lengths of stay.