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Crime roundtable: Take Care of the City’s Youth

If the city wants to solve its crime problem, it needs to improve the way it handles juvenile criminals. That was the re-occurring theme of a police roundtable of elected officials, community activists and police officers held Wednesday….

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Report says Virginia should require school police training and alter laws to reduce arrests

Public Integrity investigation revealed Virginia’s high rate of arrests
Legislators should rewrite state codes to reduce Virginia’s high rate of arresting young students, child legal-rights advocates argue in a new report. Staff at the Virginia Legal Aid Justice Center contend that the commonwealth’s existing statutes allow police to easily intervene in school discipline disputes and criminalize typical childhood misbehavior.

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