SB 1270 Preventing Crime in Minority Commun. Initiative Program & Fund.
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Summary as introduced:
Preventing Crime in Minority Communities Initiative Program and Fund. Creates the Preventing Crime in Minority Communities Initiative Program and Fund, consisting of five projects located in urban minority communities with high crime rates and attendant social and economic problems, and a multi-disciplinary network of persons and organizations with expertise, experience, and interest in preventing and reducing crime in the minority community. The Board of Criminal Justice Services is required to develop the Program. An advisory board, whose members represent a broad spectrum of persons who must be appointed by and will serve at the pleasure of the Governor, is charged to assist the Department with the projects and advise the Board regarding crime prevention and reduction in minority communities. The Department of Criminal Justice Services must administer the Program and provide staff support for the advisory board. State-funded grants are to be awarded to eligible projects on a competitive basis through the issuance of a request for proposals. Such projects are required to engage in various activities and perform several tasks directed toward community involvement, consensus building, dispelling myths about minorities, and preventing and reducing crime in the minority community. Further, eligible projects must also promote the participation of minority persons in the community, and engage business and industry, minority community organizations and professional associations, the religious community, citizens, and local agencies in the community in fighting crime. This bill, substantially revised, was the recommendation of the Joint Subcommittee Studying the Status and Needs of African-American Males in Virginia in 1999.

Full text:
01/10/01  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/10/01 018311420  pdf | impact statement

Status:
01/10/01  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/10/01 018311420
01/10/01  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/24/01  Senate: Reported from General Laws (15-Y 0-N)
01/24/01  Senate: Rereferred to Finance
02/01/01  Senate: Left in Finance