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HB 2092 Sexual and Domestic Violence, Advisory Committee on; established.
SUMMARY AS PASSED HOUSE: (all summaries)
Sexual and domestic violence; establishment of committees. Establishes the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Program Professional Standards Committee and requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services to administer its activities by providing technical assistance and administrative support. This Committee is tasked with establishing voluntary accreditation standards and procedures by which local sexual and domestic violence programs can be systematically measured and evaluated with a peer-reviewed process. An Advisory Committee on Sexual and Domestic Violence is also established and has the responsibility for advising and assisting state and local entities on matters related to the prevention and reduction of sexual and domestic violence and to promote the efficient administration of grant funds. This bill incorporates HB 1954, is identical to SB 1094, and is a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission.