VA HB4032 | 2019 | 1st Special Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on July 19 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-07-19 - Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
Pending: House Courts of Justice Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

Summary

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) a Division of Group Violence Intervention, 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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Title

Group Violence Intervention Board; established, Division of Group Violence Intervention, etc.

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History

DateChamberAction
2019-07-19HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2019-07-19HousePresented and ordered printed 19200371D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
222496(n/a)See Bill Text
222497(n/a)See Bill Text
91191(n/a)See Bill Text
91195(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources


Bill Comments

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