RD328 - Report on Youth for Tomorrow – October 2016

Executive Summary:
Item 348 (I) of the 2016 Appropriation Act appropriates $100,000 in State Fiscal Years 2017 and 2018 to the organization Youth for Tomorrow (YFT) to provide "comprehensive residential, education and counseling services to at-risk adolescent youth of the Commonwealth of Virginia who have been sexually exploited, including victims of sex trafficking." The appropriations language instructs the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) to include in the contract with YFT specific goods and services that will be delivered to adolescents and youth of the Commonwealth as a result of this appropriation. The appropriations language also requires YFT to submit an annual report which is due to the Governor and the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees by October 1 of each year.