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Family Advocacy
Virginia Legal Aid Programs Kick Off Expanded Services to Victims of Crime

Virginia Legal Aid Programs Kick Off Expanded Services to Victims of Crime

On June 13th, new and experienced legal aid staff members funded by grants from the federal Victims of Crime Act … Read more

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
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

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