Juvenile community correctional centers; establishment, placement of juveniles. (HB551)

Introduced By

Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton) with support from co-patrons Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), and Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Juvenile community correctional centers; establishment; placement of juveniles. Changes the name of "juvenile correctional centers" to "juvenile community correctional centers." The bill further provides that any juvenile community correctional center established after July 1, 2020, shall (i) be located within a locality in which at least five percent of all juvenile commitments occur statewide, using an average of the rate of commitments of three consecutive years, and (ii) be designed to confine 30 juveniles or fewer. The bill also states that the Department shall place children at the juvenile community correctional center located closest to their primary residence and within one hour of such residence via motor vehicle and within one and one-half hours of such residence via public transportation. If such placement is not available, the Department shall use an alternative placement that is closest to the juvenile's primary residence, such as a local juvenile detention center. Under current law, the Department may place such children at such facilities as are available. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/05/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101567D
01/05/2020Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/15/2020Assigned PS sub: Public Safety
01/23/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB551)
01/30/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
01/30/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2020Reported from Public Safety with substitute (14-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2020Committee substitute printed 20105648D-H1
01/31/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/07/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB551H1)
02/11/2020Left in Appropriations