Juvenile Justice and Prevention, Advisory Committee on; delinquency prevention. (SB1098)

Introduced By

Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Youth Prison Reduction through Opportunities, Mentoring, Intervention, Support, and Education Act (Youth PROMISE Act). Creates the Youth PROMISE Act (the Act) to provide for the development and implementation of evidence-based and promising programs related to juvenile delinquency and criminal street gang activity prevention and intervention to help build individual, family, and community strength and resiliency to ensure that youth lead productive, safe, healthy, gang-free, and law-abiding lives. The Act establishes a PROMISE Advisory Council to (i) assess and develop standards and evidence-based practices to prevent juvenile delinquency and criminal street gang activity and (ii) collect data in designated geographic areas to assess such areas' need for and existing resources for juvenile delinquency and criminal street gang activity prevention and intervention. The Act authorizes the Director of Juvenile Justice to award grants to local governments to (a) plan and assess evidence-based and promising practices for juvenile delinquency and criminal street gang activity prevention and intervention, especially for at-risk youth, and (b) implement PROMISE plans, developed by local PROMISE Coordinating Panels, for coordinating and supporting the delivery of juvenile delinquency and gang prevention and intervention programs in local communities. The Act establishes a Research Center for Proven Juvenile Justice Practices to provide PROMISE Coordinating Panels and the public with research and other information about evidence-based practices related to juvenile delinquency and criminal street gang prevention or intervention. The provisions of the bill are contingent on funding in a general appropriation act passed in 2015 that becomes law. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101594D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/02/2015Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2015Committee substitute printed 15104609D-S1
02/02/2015Rereferred to Finance
02/04/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1098S1)
02/04/2015Reported from Finance (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Read second time
02/06/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104609D-S1
02/06/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1098S1
02/06/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Passed Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2015Placed on Calendar
02/10/2015Read first time
02/10/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/10/2015Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/16/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
02/20/2015Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Read second time
02/24/2015Read third time
02/24/2015Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1098ER)
02/27/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1098ER)
02/27/2015Signed by Speaker
02/27/2015Signed by President
03/04/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/4/15
03/04/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/23/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 419 (effective 7/1/15)
03/23/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0419)