Virginia Youth Justice Advocate Wins National Award

  • July 19, 2018
  • News

RISE for Youth Coordinator Valerie Slater Recognized for Tenacious Effort on behalf of YouthThe Youth First Initiative congratulates Valerie Slater, RISE for Youth Campaign Coordinator, recognized tonight as an emerging leader in youth justice reform by the National Juvenile Justice…

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Call your Legislator

  • January 28, 2018
  • News

Help Stop Youth Prisons in Virginia Virginia’s youth need your help: The Virginia House and Senate both propose new youth prisons in their versions of the state budget. We know this is the wrong approach, and RISE for Youth continues…

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RISE for Youth Applauds Vote Against Youth Prison

  • October 13, 2017
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RISE for Youth Coordinator Valerie Slater released the following statement after the Chesapeake Planning Commission unanimously voted to deny (at 5:11:00) the application for a new youth prison: “On August 8th, the Chesapeake City Council moved to delay a vote…

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RISE for Youth Coordinator Valerie Slater Wins Fellowship

  • September 29, 2017
  • News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Rachael Deane Legal Director, JustChildren Program, Legal Aid Justice Center 804-521-7304 | rachael@justice4all.org LOCAL ADVOCATE WINS PRESTIGIOUS FELLOWSHIP IN YOUTH JUSTICE Fellowship Supports Juvenile Justice Reform Advocates of Color Richmond, Va., September 29, 2017 —Valerie Slater, attorney…

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Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Center Has Closed!

  • July 13, 2017
  • News

Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Center officially closed at the end of June.  RISE for Youth welcomes this long overdue closure and applauds the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice for moving toward replacing old, outdated, and obsolete youth prisons with community-based accountability…

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