VJCCCA DIVERSION and PREVENTION PROGRAMS

The Virginia Juvenile Community Crime Control Act diversion program, funded in part by the Department of Juvenile Justice, offers an opportunity for first-time offenders to receive sanctions with education.
 

Service Learning/Supervised Community Service


This program offers supervised community service to juveniles who are assigned community service hours by Juvenile Intake or by a Juvenile Judge.


Shoplifting Diversion

Shoplifting Diversion is a court ordered program designed to educate juveniles and parents about shoplifting, the laws, and the impact of shoplifting on the community.  

 

Tackling Tough Life Skills

Tackling Tough Life Skills is a program that combines life skills and pro-social skills on various topics which include attitude, responsibility, communication, decision making and problem solving, and workplace skills.


Alcohol, Tobacco, Other Drug Awareness Education Program

Skill development is at the core of this prevention education program designed to mitigate the risk factors and enhance protective factors related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.

 

'Botvin' Substance Abuse Education 

The purpose of this program is to prepare youth to deal with the challenges of life and become less likely to smoke, drink alcohol or use drugs. Youth learn how to communicate effectively, increase decision-making and problem solving skills, and learn strategies to resist pressure to use drugs,