Commissions, Task Forces, and Working Groups
Body Worn Camera Workgroup
In December 2018, the Compensation Board presented the Workgroup Study of the Impact of Body Worn Cameras on Workload in Commonwealth's Attorneys' Offices. The 2019 Budget continues and expands the existing Body Worn Camera Workgroup and relocates it from the Compensation Board to the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security. The Workgroup's final report is due November 15, 2019.
Secure and Resilient Commonwealth Panel
The Panel monitors and assesses the implementation of statewide prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery initiatives at all levels in the Commonwealth. Its 33 members facilitate cabinet-level coordination among all state agencies related to emergency preparedness, and issue quarterly reports on how their efforts are progressing.
Governor's Advisory Commission on Opioids
Governor Northam's Advisory Commission on Opioids and Addiction was established in 2018 to review and guide state agency work to address the Commonwealth's ongoing opioid and drug overdose epidemics. Co-chaired by the Secretary of Health and Human Resources and the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security, this multidisciplinary group of experts from across Virginia is charged with advising on policy measures, sharing evidence-based practices, and supporting the development of data-driven interventions. The Commission reviews the initiatives of the Administration as carried out by Executive Branch agencies and provides input and feedback to ensure that policy is responsive to the needs of Virginia's diverse communities.