RISE for Youth will be hosting town hall convenings to engage community members in the discussion about creating alternatives to incarceration throughout the state of Virginia:
Richmond Town Hall
1708 N 22nd St, Richmond, Virginia 23223
July 15, 2017
RSVP at: https://tinyurl.com/ybab8eav
Chesapeake Town Hall
1214 Volvo Parkway, Chesapeake, VA
July 6, 2017
RSVP at: https://tinyurl.com/y84wbesu
RISE for Youth is a nonpartisan campaign in support of community alternatives to youth incarceration.
RISE for Youth’s goals are:
- Increase the likelihood that youth will become law-abiding adults by investing in community- based alternatives to juvenile justice system involvement.
- Reduce the number of youth arrested, referred, under the supervision of the Department of Juvenile Justice or committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice.
- Close Virginia’s juvenile prisons and re-invest savings from their closure into evidence-informed, community-based alternatives that will keep youth at home with their families and communities and keep communities safer.
- Build a true continuum of evidence-informed placements for youth that cannot safely remain in their homes.
For more information on RISE for Youth, visit: