Tom Hall Focuses on VA Juvenile Justice System

  • October 29, 2015
  • News

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
  • News

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
  • News

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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Editorial: In Virginia, reforming juvenile justice

  • October 13, 2015
  • News

It really does matter — to everyone — whether the young people of today become tomorrow’s criminals or contributors, burdening the community or benefiting it. In many cases, that will depend on how a child who exhibits behavioral issues is…

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Nonpartisan Push to Close VA Juvenile Prisons

  • October 3, 2015
  • News

RICHMOND, Va. - The time is right to reform Virginia's juvenile justice system, according to a new nonpartisan coalition called RISE for Youth. The coalition wants to replace the big juvenile prisons with community-based corrections. States around the country have…

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