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CL-2418 New Business   Item #: K.       
Meeting Date: 11/05/2020  
Subject:    Virginia Juvenile Community Crime Control Act Funding Appropriation
From: Scott Booth

COUNCIL ACTION
First Reading:      11/05/2020                                                                         
Final Adoption: 11/17/2020
SUMMARY
The Virginia Juvenile Community Crime Control Act (VJCCCA) requires the locality to develop and submit a plan outlining how the City will serve juvenile offenders before intake on complaints, or from the court on petitions alleging the juvenile is delinquent, in need of services, or in need of supervision, with allocated funds.  The locality's plan and funding was approved for Fiscal Year 2021.  The VJCCCA Plan for Fiscal Year 2021 will continue to provide the Electronic Monitoring and Outreach Detention Programs.  It is projected that ten (10) juveniles will be served in the Outreach Detention Program and thirty-five (35) will be served in the Electronic Monitoring Program.  The plan will also offer Prevention Services for Non-DJJ and DJJ youth referred to the program through the City's Youth and Gang Violence Prevention Coordinator.  It is projected the program will serve eight (8) juveniles for a period of 90 days.  During Fiscal Year 2021, the City will receive $86,999 from the Department of Juvenile Justice to support the delivery of programs and services to juvenile offenders.  The City will provide a match of $39,830.  The total allocation to operate the VJCCCA Programs is $126,829. 
BACKGROUND
In 1995, the General Assembly enacted the Virginia Juvenile Community Crime Control Act (VJCCCA) which appropriated additional funds to localities to implement non-secure detention programs and services to meet the needs of juveniles involved with the Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court Services Unit.  The City has been the recipient of VJCCCA funds since its inception.  The VJCCCA funding allows the W. W. Moore, Jr. Detention Home to operate an Electronic Monitoring and Outreach Detention Program and provide other identified services based on the needs of the juveniles referred by the Danville Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court.  Without these programs and services, it is possible many of these juveniles would be placed in secure detention or an out-of-home placement, resulting in a greater cost to the locality. 
RECOMMENDATION
It is recommended that City Council approve the attached Ordinance appropriating funds to operate non-secure detention programs to provide services for offenders in the Juvenile Justice System.
 

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