The Juvenile Law Handbook is being updated – please check back soon for current version.
What is The Virginia Juvenile Law Handbook for School Administrators?
The Virginia Juvenile Law Handbook for School Administrators informs and assists school decision-makers and other school personnel in fostering a safe and secure educational environment. The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services’ Center for School and Campus Safety (VCSCS) and the Office of the Attorney General collaborated to produce this Handbook.
When is it appropriate to use the Juvenile Law Handbook?
The Handbook can be used before incidents as a source of planning and prevention, during incidents as a resource, or after an incident to organize capacities and define appropriate responses. Please note, the Handbook does not represent legal advice — rather this is a source of information and collection of resources for decision-makers.
How should the Handbook be used?
The Handbook is organized into a series of topics and, within those topics, subdivided into questions that address the most pressing issues around the topic. Additionally, the Handbook provides agency, legal, and other links to supplementary information.
The online Juvenile Law Handbook is being revised and will return in the fall.