R.I.H.D. Youth Initiative
Minority Youth Appreciation Society Learning Center
1803 North 28th Street (Y)
Richmond, Virginia 23223
Year round, after-school, weekend and summer youth programs. Ages 8 to 16.
Web site: www.rihdyouth.org
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RIHD Youth Initiative
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"I Got Arrested, Now What"
DON'T THROW AWAY THE KEY
May 17, 2010
Governor McDonnell signed SB 259 into law!
JustChildren Program (LAJC)
1000 Preston Avenue, Suite A - Charlottesville, Virginia
Telephone: 434 977-0553 ext. 146 - Kate@Justice4all.org
Great news! This is an important change for Virginia. This bill means thatyoung people who are transferred to adult court and held before trial will not automatically be put in adult jails. They will be able to stay in juvenile detention facilities, where they can get education and age-appropriate services.
Thanks to everyone who worked to make this bill a reality!
Liane Rozzell, Executive Director
Families & Allies of Virginia's Youth (FAVY)
701 S. Wayne Street - Arlington, VA 22204
www.FAVYouth.org - Liane@FAVYouth.org703-338-FAVY (3289)
The Justice Department needs to act swiftly and decisively to protect young people who are being battered and raped in juvenile corrections facilities all across the country.
A shocking new study by the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics surveyed more than 9,000 young people in custody and found that 12 percent reported being sexually abused one or more times, mainly by staff members. tp://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/15/opinion/15fri3.html
Free Gifts Your Kids Need
Some of the gifts you can give your kids don't cost any money. The price may still be high – your time, your patience, some days even your sanity – but these are the gifts your kids truly need:
Affirmation. Your kids need you to be their cheerleader, to point out not only their skills and abilities, but their intrinsic worth. They need to know that you love them no matter what happens.
Affection. It might be uncomfortable, but your kids - even your teens - need you to show them affection. Whether it's a hug, a secret handshake, or a tousle of the hair (not recommended for teen girls), be affectionate with your kids.
Adventure. Teach your children new skills. Share your favorite hobby. Explore nearby (or faraway) sites and attractions. Go on adventures together and you'll not only learn about your children, you'll develop a strong, lasting relationship.
As you're buying gifts this year, think about these intangible things your kids need and how you can give them these important gifts as they continue to grow. http://www.fatherhood.org/Page.aspx?pid=1165
The Virginia Prisoner and Juvenile Offender Virginia Prisoner and Juvenile Offender Re-entry Council Exeutive Order 11 (2010)