Mental health and criminal justice system; joint subcommittee to study. (SJ16)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; mental health and the criminal justice system; report. Establishes a joint subcommittee to study mental health and the criminal justice system, including (i) the training provided to law-enforcement officers and other first responders under the crisis intervention team program, (ii) the need for crisis receiving centers at the local level, and (iii) the need for mental health treatment beds or other appropriate alternatives for jail diversion at the regional or local level, including the current and projected future availability of beds in state and private hospitals and local and regional jails and other housing arrangements where appropriate. Read the Bill »


01/17/2014: Merged into HB159


12/20/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102654D
12/20/2013Referred to Committee on Rules
01/17/2014Incorporated by Rules (SJ47-Deeds)