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On Tuesday, August 10th,  JustChildren and Families & Allies of Virginia’s Youth are sponsoring a community forum focused on the practice of trying and incarcerating youth as adults.  The community forum will take place at the Lebanon Christian Church, 409 Yorktown Road, in Newport News, VA, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

With this forum, we hope to gather the voices of youth and others who have been directly impacted by the juvenile and adult justice systems.  We believe that the stories of the of those who have served or been threatened with adult time for juvenile crimes and their families and friends need to be heard by policy-makers.  Their stories will shed light on aspects of these systems that are working and on those areas that may need improvement.

We encourage everyone to bring their families and friends, and children are welcome.  Refreshments and drinks will be provided.

A copy of the flyer with more information about the event can be found here. Please feel free to print copies and circulate widely!

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On Thursday, July 22nd,  JustChildren and Families & Allies of Virginia’s Youth are sponsoring a community forum focused on the practice of trying and incarcerating youth as adults.  The community forum will take place at the Holy Comforter Episcopal, 4819 Monument Ave., in Richmond, VA, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

With this forum, we hope to gather the voices of youth and others who have been directly impacted by the juvenile and adult justice systems.  We believe that the stories of the of those who have served or been threatened with adult time for juvenile crimes and their families and friends need to be heard by policy-makers.  Their stories will shed light on aspects of these systems that are working and on those areas that may need improvement.

We encourage everyone to bring their families and friends, and children are welcome.  Refreshments and drinks will be provided.

A copy of the flyer with more information about the event can be found here. Please feel free to print copies and circulate widely!

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On July 1st, SB 259 became law in Virginia.  Now youth facing trial as adults in the Commonwealth must be detained in a juvenile detention center rather than an adult jail until a judge finds that they pose a security or safety risk.  Interested in more information about this change in the law follow the links below to factsheets:

Factsheet for Families on New VA Law Pertaining to Pretrial Detention of Youth Facing Trial as Adults

Factsheet for Defense Counsel on New VA Law Pertaining to Pretrial Detention of Youth Facing Trial as Adults

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