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.


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

August 1 at 10:00 a.m. -- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Advisory Group 
5th Floor East Conference Room
General Assembly Building
Richmond, VA
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
October 20 at 1:00 p.m. -- Virginia Commission on Youth
General Assembly Building
Richmond, VA
December 6 at 10:00 a.m. -- Virginia Commission on Youth
General Assembly Building
Richmond, VA

2016 Commission on Youth Studies

2015 Adopted Study Findings and Recommendations
Below are the adopted recommendations for the Commission's 2015 studies.   To view all the handouts from the 2015 Commission meetings, click on the Meetings tab and select 2015 at top right of the page.   

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