A Message from the Chair

The Honorable Christopher K. Peace, Virginia House of Delegates
It is my pleasure as Chair of the General Assembly’s Commission on Youth to welcome you to our website. The Commission on Youth is tasked with providing a forum for review and study of youth policies and services. Whether you are a member or staff of the General Assembly, a government official, service provider, educator, parent or caregiver, or interested member of the public, you will find this website a wonderful resource on the Commission’s work on a host of issues, from child welfare to juvenile justice, or from mental health to education.

Children matter to policymakers in Virginia. Almost 2 million young people age 0-18 live in our state. This number represents almost 25% of our state’s population. Correspondingly, a significant percentage of our state budget goes directly to services for these youth and their families. Given the size of this population and the breadth of special needs associated with young people and their families, Virginia is fortunate to have the Commission on Youth to provide guidance and leadership on youth policy issues. I encourage you to familiarize yourself with our work and to let us know whenever we can be of assistance to your child, family or community.

Announcements

2016 Commission Meetings - Click on the Meetings link to view Meeting handouts

August 1 at 10:30 a.m. -- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Advisory Group  (This is a change in time)
5th Floor East Conference Room
General Assembly Building
Richmond, VA
 
September 6 at 10:30 a.m.  -- Review of Virginia’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program  Advisory Group
The Capitol of Virginia, House Room 3
Richmond, Virginia 23219 
 
 
September 7 at 10:00 a.m.  -- Virginia's Home Study Adoption Process Advisory Group  
Twin Hickory Library 
Meeting Room
5001 Twin Hickory Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23059
 
September 20 at 10:00 a.m. -- Virginia Commission on Youth
House Room C
General Assembly Building
Richmond, VA 23219
 
October 20 at 1:00 p.m. -- Virginia Commission on Youth
General Assembly Building
Richmond, VA 23219
 
December 6 at 10:00 a.m. -- Virginia Commission on Youth
The Faison Center
1701 Byrd Avenue
Richmond, VA 23230
 

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