Virginia Shifts to Treatment-Focused Approach in Juvenile Justice

By: Snapper Tams, L’18 In June of 2017, the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) closed Powhatan County’s Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Center, one of the final vestiges of a decades long transition toward more punitive juvenile punishments.[1] All children housed at Beaumont were transferred to Chesterfield County’s Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center, the only remaining Read more about Virginia Shifts to Treatment-Focused Approach in Juvenile Justice[…]

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