RD689 - Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission 2023 Annual Report

Executive Summary:

*This report was replaced in its entirety by the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission on December 12, 2023.

The Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission is required by § 17.1-803 of the Code of Virginia to report annually to the General Assembly, the Governor, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia. To fulfill its statutory obligation, the Commission respectfully submits this report.

The report is organized into four chapters. The remainder of this Introduction chapter provides a general profile of the Commission and an overview of its various activities and projects. The Guidelines Concurrence chapter that follows contains a comprehensive analysis of concurrence with the Sentencing Guidelines and Probation Violation Guidelines during fiscal year (FY) 2023. The third chapter provides an overview of the most recent work related to Virginia’s Pretrial Data Project. The fourth chapter discusses a number special topics related to the Sentencing Guidelines process. In the report’s final chapter, the Commission presents its recommendations for legislation and revisions to the Guidelines system.