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Virginia Juvenile Law Handbook main page

An online resource for school administrators.

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What is The Virginia Juvenile Law Handbook for School Administrators?

The Virginia Juvenile Law Handbook for School Administrators is intended to serve as a resource for school administrators and other school personnel who are responsible for not only the education of youth, but also for their safety and welfare.

The online format features links to the Code of Virginia and to key related publications and resources.

In the Offenses section, look for these two icons:

Reportable Offense Offenses that are required to be reported to law enforcement. See a complete list of Reportable Offenses.

Reportable Offense Offenses cross-referenced with Virginia Department of Education Discipline, Crime, and Violence (DCV) codes and definitions. See a complete listing of DCV Definitions.

Resources carry the following icon:

Reportable Offense

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Juvenile Law Handbook for Administrators goes online

For many years the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services has printed the Juvenile Law Handbook for School Administrators. We are pleased to incorporate the material into the Virginia Rules website, allowing administrators to access the latest updated information in an online, searchable format.

Juvenile Law Handbook for Administrators, PDF print version, June 2013

VDOE Discipline, Crime and Violence Definitions

The Virginia Department of Education updates DCV Definitions annually.

For more information on reporting, visit VDOE's School Safety section.

Code of Virginia

The Virginia General Assembly has posted the entire Code of Virginia online for web searching. You can perform a search by using key word(s), phrases or section numbers. You can also use the Table of Contents to view all Titles, Chapters, and Sections.

To explore the searchable Code of Virginia, go to the Virginia General Assembly Legislative Information System (LIS).