Now you have a central resource for laws concerning teenagers in the Commonwealth. Virginia Rules is an educational program especially designed to help instructors, parents and students understand the law as it applies to teens in their everyday lives.
News and Events
School safety training
March 2013 -- Virginia Rules and certification training is being offered to middle and high school teachers, administrators, school safety officers (SSOs) and school resource officers (SROs) across the state this spring and summer. Read more »
Newport News police aim at gang issue in middle schools
January 2013 -- Middle school students are the focus of a new program by the Newport News Police Department designed to keep youth away from gangs and out of trouble. Read more »
Public Schools and Public Safety: A Conversation to Address the Impact of Community Violence on Schools
December 2012 -- The Secretary of Education, the Secretary of Public Safety and the Department of Criminal Justice Services are pleased to host a Forum entitled: Public School and Public Safety Partnerships: A Conversation to Address the Impact of Community Violence on Schools on Dec. 4, 2012 in Charlottesville, VA. For more information and to register, visit the DCJS website.
Anti-gang Educational Mobile Games for Children
April 2012 -- Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli, II and George Mason University are pleased to introduce innovative educational mobile games for children to learn about the dangers of gangs. Read more »
Attorney General Cuccinelli to Virginia teens: "Stop the texts and stop the wrecks"
Oct. 27, 2011 -- In response to a study which shows drivers who write text messages while driving are 23 times more likely to crash than non-texting drivers, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has joined other state attorneys general, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the Ad Council today to unveil a new public service announcement campaign, urging young adults to "Stop the texts and stop the wrecks." Read more »
A letter from Virginia's Attorney General
Dear Fellow Virginians:
Thank you for visiting our new Virginia Rules website. Virginia Rules provides character education and teaches children their rights and responsibilities as citizens of the Commonwealth. We hope you find these resources to be helpful and informative. Read the full letter. »