2007 Uncodified Acts

2007 Virginia Uncodified Acts


An Act to provide for the establishment of pilot programs for drug and alcohol treatment in local and regional jails.

[S 1069]

Approved March 19, 2007


Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. § 1. Any local or regional jail may establish a drug and alcohol treatment program for inmates housed within its facilities. Such program, modeled on programs already in use in local correctional facilities in the Commonwealth, shall consist of established methods for assisting people in eliminating the negative influence in their lives of drug or alcohol abuse and addiction. Each program shall make a report to the General Assembly by December 1, 2007, which shall enumerate the participating local facilities, the percentage of the population participating in each facility, the availability of the program on a continuing basis to recidivists regardless of the facility to which they may be committed, and the overall efficacy of the program.