Correctional facilities; Secretary of Public Safety to study use of faith-based volunteers therein. (HJ65)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Saxman (R-Staunton) with support from co-patron Del. Joseph Johnson (D-Abingdon)


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Study; faith-based volunteers in correctional facilities; report. Requests the Secretary of Public Safety to study the use of faith-based volunteers in state correctional facilities. In conducting its study, the Secretary shall examine faith-based prison programs instituted in other states and determine how effective these programs are in preparing prisoners for reintegration and reducing recidivism rates. The study shall examine services offered by faith-based organizations in these states, including parenting and family life classes, anger-management programs, life skills classes, religious instruction, and substance abuse services. The Secretary shall develop recommendations for how faith-based services might be better utilized in state correctional facilities. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 069292496
01/09/2006Referred to Committee on Rules
02/15/2006Left in Rules