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Monthly archive January, 2017
Child & Family 2017 GA Update

Child & Family 2017 GA Update

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VPLC has been working on two bills, HB1786 and SB1086, which relate to substance-exposed newborns. The bills modify Virginia Code

Action Needed – Oppose HB2213 -PLEASE CALL TODAY!

There are several very disturbing bills pending at the General Assembly that would limit/cut TANF and SNAP (food stamps) benefits.… Read more

Support Bills That Will Help Keep Vulnerable Children In School

Support Bills That Will Help Keep Vulnerable Children In School

Long-term suspensions are harmful to children.  Students excluded from school are more likely to experience academic and social deficits, drop … Read more

VPLC Opposes HB 2213

VPLC Opposes HB 2213

VPLC Opposes HB 2213 Because It Would Hurt The Poorest Virginia Families’ Opportunities To Become Self-Sufficient And Independent.

 

Currently, the … Read more

Line of Credit lenders are out of control and need some reasonable limits

Delegate David Yancey has tried for years to put some reasonable limits on the odious practices of former payday lenders … Read more

Virginians caught in the line of credit loan debt trap tell their story

R. Z. (DINWIDDIE, VA)

I had fallen behind on rent, and to try to catch up on my bills I … Read more

Protected: Joanna & Jimmy

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Healthcare For All Virginians 2017 Platform

Healthcare For All Virginians 2017 Platform

HEALTHCARE FOR ALL VIRGINIANS 2017 PLATFORM VPLC is part of the Healthcare for All Virginians coalition and below is the … Read more

SUPPORT HB 1945

SUPPORT HB 1945

 PROTECT VIRGINIA’S ADULTS FROM FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION  SUPPORT HB 1945 (Peace)  

The Problem: In the fiscal year 2015 alone, Virginia’s … Read more

Contracts for Military Members

Contracts for Military Members

Like everyone else, members of the armed services sign up for gym memberships, internet services, and security systems. 

What happens … Read more

2017 Child Welfare and Family Law Bills

2017 Child Welfare and Family Law Bills

This session, the main priority is a pair of bills, HB1786, and SB1086, relating to substance-exposed newborns. The bills modify … Read more

VPLC supports HB 1851 as a bill that supports victim safety and holds offenders accountable for their crimes.

VPLC supports HB 1851 as a bill that supports victim safety and holds offenders accountable for their crimes.

VPLC Supports HB 1851 as Closing a Loophole Available to 1st Offense Domestic Violence Abusers Who Have Benefited from Deferred … Read more

VPLC supports HB 1344 to make it easier on children presenting evidence in court

VPLC supports HB 1344 to make it easier on children presenting evidence in court

Sometimes it can be very difficult for children to testify in court.  For example, a child was willing to testify … Read more

VPLC Opposes SB 861 Because It May Have a Chilling Effect on PPO Petitioners Seeking Protection Against an Act of Violence, Force or Threat

VPLC Opposes SB 861 Because It May Have a Chilling Effect on PPO Petitioners Seeking Protection Against an Act of Violence, Force or Threat

 

 

 

Preliminary Protective Orders (PPOs) are emergency orders designed to protect the “health and safety of the petitioner … Read more

Equal Access to Justice Requires Consistent Standards about Court Fees

Equal Access to Justice Requires Consistent Standards about Court Fees

Recognizing that low-income people cannot access justice if they are required to pay for it, Virginia law provides these people … Read more