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Blog Category: Juvenile Justice

Voices from the Capitol- Gov. McAuliffe’s FY18 Budget

Faced with a $1.5 million shortfall, we have been bracing ourselves for cuts to our investments in kids and our progress. Fortunately, Governor McAuliffe’s budget spares children and families from…

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The future of youth justice is in our hands. The case for why we must invest in a Continuum of Services for court involved youth.

During the 2016 Virginia general assembly legislative session Voices and our partners successfully advocated for the closure of Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Center (one of the two remaining large juvenile prisons…

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Help RVA candidates focus on kids this election

As the campaign season heats up we are glad to hear more candidates talking about how they will support kids. In Richmond we believe this topic is incredibly important to…

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Voices Statement on DJJ Task Force Interim Report

The Reinvest in Supportive Environments (RISE) for Youth Campaign Coalition has released a statement in response to the Juvenile Correctional Center Task Force Interim Report – read RISE statement here– outlining…

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2016 General Assembly: How Did Court-Involved Kids Fare?

[For detail specifically on our “Fostering Futures” campaign for youth aging out of foster care, read this post.] While a great deal of my time & energy this General Assembly session…

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Voices Champions Juvenile Justice Re-entry Bill for Former Foster Youth

During the 2013 General Assembly session, Voices is leading an effort to provide critical re-entry services to former foster youth who enter the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), but turn…

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