An event this weekend in Roanoke is tailored to help ex-offenders make a successful transition to mainstream society.
“Probation, Parole and Sentencing Reform: Transitioning to Active Citizenship” is a forum organized by the Roanoke Branch of the NAACP, and organizers are hoping to educate and remind the public that ex-offenders deserve a second chance.
Hunter Mabry is a member of the NAACP’s Restorative Justice Committee.
While the disappearance of UVa student Hannah Graham is not the reason why Governor McAuliffe has created a Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Violence, the ongoing search for her puts a name and face on the issue of student safety.
The task force chairman, Attorney General Mark Herring, says national statistics on the problem are appalling, and addressing it is long overdue.
Both the Governor and Herring spoke during the first meeting of the task force and emphasized that campus sexual violence must end.
The parents of missing UVA student Hannah Graham, John and Sue Graham, released a heartrending video over the weekend pleading for information to the whereabouts of their daughter. Watch the video below:
Surprised by a growing epidemic of heroin and pain killer abuse, state officials held a summit meeting today to talk about why 900 Virginians lost their lives to opiate-based drugs last year and what should be done about it.
Honesty Liller was not the girl you’d expect to be a heroin addict. She grew-up in a middle-class household near Richmond in a two-parent family, graduated from high school at 16 and had an after school job. She also started drinking and using drugs at the age of 12.