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Consent Agenda   Item #: E.
Virginia Juvenile Community Crime Control Act Funding Appropriation
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 2022. The VJCCCA Plan for Fiscal Year 2022 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 Pro-Social Skills Program for 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 in each program for a period of 90 days. During Fiscal Year 2022, 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.
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 and the community. 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.
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 and other juveniles at risk of offending.
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