Monday, February 28, 2011

Virginia Budget Includes Funds to Move People From Center Into the Community

A cause for celebration in Virginia!

Millions of dollars are included in Virginia’s budget to move residents out of Central Virginia Training Center, and also to provide new places for them to live.
A $30 million fund is established, as expected, in the coming year’s budget to help speed up the state’s efforts to move residents out of its five training centers in response to a U.S Department of Justice report that severely criticized CVTC. The budget also designates $34.5 million to provide community-based services such as housing and other needs for people leaving the training centers — a category that had been one of the differences between the Senate and House of Delegates versions of the budget until Sunday.

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