Human trafficking has long been a focus of the Virginia Attorney General’s Office, and we’re pleased to announce that a human trafficking lesson plan is being added to Virginia Rules this fall. Human trafficking or ‘modern slavery’ is defined as the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision or obtaining of a person for the purposes of commercial […]
Each year in July we update our Virginia Rules curriculum to reflect the state law changes from the past General Assembly session. In 2019 the following law changes were enacted: Good Samaritan Law: Individuals who seek medical help for a drug- or alcohol-related overdose no longer have to substantially cooperate with subsequent investigation in order […]
Each year in July we update our Virginia Rules curriculum to reflect the state law changes from the past General Assembly session. In 2018 the following law changes were enacted: Grand Larceny: The threshold increased from $200 to $500 for grand larceny (HB 1550/SB 105). Student discipline; long-term suspension: The maximum length of a long-term […]
Law enforcement agencies are once again invited to apply for a Virginia Rules Camp Grant for summer 2018. Funding is available to support the efforts of law enforcement agencies in developing or enhancing youth programming within their communities. Virginia Rules Camps combine law education through the Virginia Rules curriculum with fun outdoor camp experiences for […]
In 2016 Attorney General Mark Herring announced the launch of a new Virginia Rules lesson plan, Give It, Get It: Trust and Respect between Teens and Law Enforcement. We are excited to announce we have added a complementary e-learning module for the lesson, allowing students to learn on their own their rights and responsibilities when interacting […]
The Virginia Rules curriculum is an essential element of the criminal justice curriculum in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).