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SB 1094 Sexual and Domestic Violence, Advisory Committee on; established.
SUMMARY AS PASSED: (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 for promoting the efficient administration of grant funds. This bill incorporates SB 1057, is identical to HB 2092, and is a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission.