LAJC’s Youth Justice Program relies on a range of strategies to ensure that young people receive the services and support they need to lead successful lives in their communities. We envision a Virginia where all youth have access to high-quality public education, evidence-based community supports, mental health services, and a truly restorative youth justice system. Our strategies include individual legal representation for youth with unmet needs in the education, foster care, and juvenile justice systems, community education and organizing, and statewide policy advocacy. Our advocates seek local and statewide reforms to improve the systems that our children depend on. Through coalition building, policy advocacy, and litigation, we make lasting improvements for all children in Virginia.
Our efforts seek to:
- Partner with communities
- Help our clients enroll in school, stay in school, and obtain services to help them finish school
- Promote public policies and system