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Virginia Cuts Programs/services for Community Corrections
Posted by: murrayellison ()
Date: November 03, 2008 02:14PM

Virginia has cut funding, services and personnel for many Community Corrections Programs in Virginia due to an emergency budget crisis. Some of the staff cut were CEA employees, including the position of the Department of Correctional Education Community Corrections Director and CEA Community SIG Chair. We are told that more cuts are likely planned for the future. These programs were cut, despite being among the most cost effective programs being run for offenders in the state, and also the programs with the lowest recidivism rates.

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Re: Virginia Cuts Programs/services for Community Corrections
Posted by: BJ Berquist ()
Date: November 03, 2008 02:27PM

Wow, Murray! That's depressing, but, unfortunately, probably not the last we've heard of this kind of action. We'll just have to hang in there and pool our resources to do the best we can with what we've got so we get more bang for the buck.

Warm regards, BJ

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