SB960: Juvenile on probation; funding for re-entry and release services.

SENATE BILL NO. 960

Offered January 14, 2015
Prefiled January 9, 2015
A BILL to amend and reenact § 16.1-294 of the Code of Virginia, relating to the Department of Juvenile Justice; funding for re-entry and release services.
Patron-- Marsden

Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 16.1-294 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 16.1-294. Placing person on parole or probation in foster home or with institution; how cost paid.

When the child person is returned to the custody of the court for parole supervision or for probation supervision after placement in a detention home that exceeds 30 calendar days as provided in § 16.1-284.1 by the court service unit or the local department of social services for supervision, and, after a full investigation, the court is of the opinion that the child person should not be placed in his home or is in need of treatment, and there are no funds available to board and maintain the child person or to purchase the needed treatment services, the court service unit or the local department of social services shall arrange with the Director of the Department of Juvenile Justice for the boarding of the child person in a foster home or with any private institution, society, or association or for the purchase of treatment services. In determining the proper placement for such a child person, the Department may refer the child person to the locality's family assessment and planning team for assessment and recommendation for services. The cost of maintaining such child person shall be paid monthly, according to schedules prepared and adopted by the Department, out of funds appropriated for such purposes. Treatment services for such child person shall be paid from funds appropriated to the Department for such purpose.