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HJ 113 Juvenile justice system; Crime Commission to continue its study.
SUMMARY AS PASSED HOUSE: (all summaries)
Study; juvenile justice; Virginia State Crime Commission. Directs the Commission to continue its study of juvenile justice. The Commission, in continuing its study of the juvenile justice system in the Commonwealth pursuant to House Joint Resolution 136 (2006), shall also (i) review the severity of offenses committed by juveniles in the Commonwealth; (ii) evaluate the effects on the learning environment and educational process, particularly for other students, when juvenile offenders are returned to the public school classroom; (iii) identify and examine more effective methods of rehabilitating juveniles, particularly juveniles who commit serious offenses; and (iv) recommend such changes as the Commission may deem necessary to provide a more effective juvenile justice system. This resolution incorporates HJ 160 (Phillips).