VA HB2231 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 3-0)
Status: Introduced on January 13 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-01-13 - Referred to Committee on Public Safety
Pending: House Public Safety Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Group Violence Intervention Board; Division of Group Violence Intervention; Project Ceasefire Grant Fund; Project Exit Grant Fund. Establishes the Group Violence Intervention Board to coordinate and assist federal, state, and local group violence intervention efforts. The bill also establishes within the Department of Criminal Justice Services (the Department) the Division of Group Violence Intervention (the Division), to be headed by an executive director appointed by the Director of the Department. The bill provides that the Division is responsible for (i) coordinating the efforts of members of state and local law enforcement, community members, and social services providers to combat group violence; (ii) serving as a clearinghouse for research, best practices, and strategies that may be utilized in the implementation, execution, and evaluation of group violence interventions; and (iii) implementing and administering various federal, state, and local grant funds that aid group violence intervention efforts. Finally, the bill creates the Project Ceasefire Grant Fund, which provides money to organizations that are involved in group violence intervention efforts, and creates the Project Exit Grant Fund, which provides money to organizations that assist former gang members or individuals attempting to leave gangs.

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Group Violence Intervention Board and Division of Group Violence Intervention; established, report.



2021-01-13HouseReferred to Committee on Public Safety
2021-01-13HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101686D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
222499.1(n/a)See Bill Text
222499.2(n/a)See Bill Text
91194(n/a)See Bill Text
91198(n/a)See Bill Text

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