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Governor McAuliffe Announces More Than $83 Million for Criminal Justice Programs Throughout the Commonwealth

Governor McAuliffe Announces More Than $83 Million for Criminal Justice Programs Throughout the Commonwealth

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced $83.3 million in grants to provide support – in some cases the only support – for essential programs and services across the cr ...

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Returning Citizens Voting at Last!

Returning Citizens Voting at Last!

When Raymond Steverson, Jr. first tried to get his voting rights restored many years ago, he found it a very difficult process. After filling out the many forms and getting them n ...

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Virginia Organizing Challenges Number of School Suspensions

Virginia Organizing Challenges Number of School Suspensions

In the past two years, Virginia Organizing Chapters have worked to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline that has sent so many students unjustly into the juvenile justice system. ...

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Report: Reduce Incarceration To Narrow Achievement Gap

Report: Reduce Incarceration To Narrow Achievement Gap

RICHMOND, Va. — Widespread incarceration of African Americans during the drug war feeds the achievement gap in U.S. schools, according to a new report. The study from the Economic ...

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Equality for All Students

Equality for All Students

Published in the News and Advance I’m writing this letter to commend Scott Brabrand, superintendent of Lynchburg City Schools, and Derrick Brown for introducing change in our scho ...

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Virginia Organizing to Hold ‘Day of Empathy’ Media Call

Virginia Organizing to Hold ‘Day of Empathy’ Media Call

What: Tele-media conference When: Wednesday, March 1 at 10:30 a.m. Where: Call 712-432-1500, access code is 529122# Lynchburg, Va. ­— Virginia Organizing will hold a tele-media co ...

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Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney Candidate Forum

Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney Candidate Forum

https://vimeo.com/214186731 On April 20, the Charlottesville/Albemarle County Chapter hosted a Charlottesville Commonwealth's Attorney candidate forum. Check out the full video ab ...

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Help End Mass Incarceration

Help End Mass Incarceration

Today, Virginia Organizing participated in the National Day of Empathy as part of the #cut50 campaign to reduce mass incarceration by 50 percent. The research shows school suspens ...

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Parents, Educators Fight Back Against Rising Suspension Numbers

Parents, Educators Fight Back Against Rising Suspension Numbers

To watch the original video, visit WAVY. HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — More than 20,000 students across Hampton Roads received suspensions last school year, according to data obtain ...

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Take Action to Stop School-to-Prison Pipeline

Take Action to Stop School-to-Prison Pipeline

For the past two years, Virginia Organizing Chapters from Fredericksburg to Lynchburg and Christiansburg to Portsmouth have been working locally to stop the school-to-prison pipel ...

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