RD165 - Behavioral Correction Program (BCP)

Executive Summary:
The 2009 General Assembly created a new sentencing option to allow judges to sentence offenders directly into the Department of Corrections' Substance Abuse Therapeutic Community Treatment Program (TC). Budget Item 390, Section J authorized the Department of Corrections, in coordination with the Virginia Supreme Court, to develop such a program. A meeting of Department of Corrections staff and staff of the Supreme Court was held and a model sentencing order developed. This is a status report on that program as required.