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Posted on: April 21, 2021

National Crime Victims' Rights Week - April 18-24, 2021

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 21, 2021

Support Victims. Build Trust. Engage Communities.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville commemorates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), April 18–24, 2021, to raise awareness about crime victims’ issu...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

“Books Behind Bars” Program to Launch at Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 19, 2021

Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney Joe Platania Partners with the University of Virginia and the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail to Launch Innovative Educational and Rehabilitation Program for Inmates

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign to Raise Awareness for Uptick in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 12, 2021

Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign to Raise Awareness for Uptick in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – For the past year, due to the pandemic, most children have not been in the presence of teachers, socia...

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Posted on: March 8, 2021

Virginia Progressive Prosecutors Applaud Criminal Justice Reforms In Legislative Session

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 8, 2021

Reforms advocated for by the group and passed by the General Assembly include abolition of the death penalty, expungement of criminal records, and an end to “three strikes” felony enhancement for larceny offenses.

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

Mario Jarman Hodges pleads guilty to attempted rape, malicious wounding, and abduction

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 19, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Today in Charlottesville Circuit Court, Mario Jarman Hodges pleaded guilty to attempted rape, malicious wounding, and abduction. He is scheduled to be sentenced on May 25, 2021, and faces up to fo...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Virginia Progressive Prosecutors Call For Criminal Justice Reforms In Coming Legislative Session

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 4, 2021

Commonwealth's Attorneys support common sense criminal justice reforms to make their communities safer and the Commonwealth’s justice system more fair and equitable

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

Jeffrey Jaeger Found Guilty of Assault and Battery

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 11, 2020

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - On September 1, 2020, Charlottesville Police Officer Jeffrey Jaeger was charged with assault and battery for conduct associated with his March 3, 2020 detention and arrest of Andre Henderson. &am...

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