Reston Now: Del. Ken Plum: Justice for Juveniles

  • December 18, 2015
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I often quote from papers written by the staff of the Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis; they provide the most fact-based, nonpartisan, clear analysis of key issues facing Virginians. Recently, I attended the 2015 Policy Summit held by the Institute in…

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Group Calling on Lawmakers to Stop Locking Up Kids

  • November 9, 2015
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Rallying outside the General Assembly, a group of community activists had a message for lawmakers, “Incarcerating kids doesn’t work.” An ongoing 8News investigation has revealed that Virginia leads the nation in referring kids to cops, courts, and correctional centers. “They…

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Tom Hall Focuses on VA Juvenile Justice System

  • October 29, 2015
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On one wall inside the ART 180 studio, hand-drawn signs called for unity, fairness over prejudice, and education not incarceration. The artwork was part of the Performing Statistics exhibit, a project that connects incarcerated teens with artists, designers, educators and…

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Town Hall Meeting on juvenile justice set in Richmond

  • October 29, 2015
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Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice director Andrew Block is scheduled to attend Thursday evening’s event. People who have been incarcerated in the state’s juvenile correctional facilities, as well as their families and other advocates of reform, will join him to…

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Town Hall Dialogue with DJJ Director

  • October 21, 2015
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Date: Thursday, October 29th Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm Location: ART 180 (114 W. Marshall Street, Richmond, Virginia) RSVP Here What if incarcerated youth and others impacted by the juvenile justice system were consultants for the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) on how…

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