How Virginia Can Prevent the Financial Exploitation of Elderly Adults

By Kristen Tolbert, Staff Editor While it’s not a topic on most people’s minds, elder abuse is a huge problem in Virginia.[1] The Virginia Department of Adult Protective Services has received over 12,000 reports of elder abuse within a year. 60% of those cases required intervention.[2] However, many victims do not ever report their abuse.[3] Read more about How Virginia Can Prevent the Financial Exploitation of Elderly Adults[…]

2020: The Decade of Criminal Justice Reform?

By: Sidney Balman, Staff Editor From 2008 to 2016, social justice issues rose to the forefront of domestic policymaking across the United States. The Obama Administration spearheaded criminal justice reform with the enactment of the Fair Sentencing Act, the creation of the Smart on Crime Initiative, and the establishment of the President’s Task Force on Read more about 2020: The Decade of Criminal Justice Reform?[…]

Working Dignity: The Minimum Wage in Virginia

By: Parker Allen, Staff Editor While millions of Americans enjoy increased minimum wages, Virginians are being left out. The current minimum wage in Virginia is $7.25 an hour.[1] While Virginia’s minimum wage is tied to the federal minimum wage, many other states have decided to introduce their own laws.[2] Some states have also taken increased Read more about Working Dignity: The Minimum Wage in Virginia[…]

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