Friday, January 13, 2017
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement on the nominations of General James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense and Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State after participating in their confirmation hearings this week:
“I will support the nomination of General James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense. In his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday, he demonstrated a clear-eyed view of our current national security environment and a deep appreciation for the challenges facing U.S. servicemembers and their families. I believe he is well-prepar
Friday, November 18, 2011
- U.S. Attorney Tim Heaphy
Timothy J. Heaphy, United States Attorney, Western District of Virginia, representing the United States Department of Justice will be at the Western Virginia Regional Jail Friday.
Second Chance Act funding of a project with WVRJ in partnership with Virginia Western Community College and Virginia CARES, will begin offering an innovative inmate training program to be financed with Second Chance Act grant funds. The Second Chance Act authorizes federal grants to government agencies and nonprofit organizations to provide employment assistance, substance abuse treatment, housing, family programming, mentoring, victims support, and other services that can help reduce recidivism.
The TechCareers Program will provide training in microcomputer systems technology to 25 adult mentally ill inmates returning to Southwest Virginia (the counties of Franklin, Montgomery, and Roanoke and the city of Salem). The program’s purpose is to improve the employability of the targeted offenders by creating opportunities for long-term employment and career-building in high-growth, high-demand technology-based industries.
The TechCareers Program will target non-violent, mentally ill offenders interested in intensive microcomputer systems technology training. Program participants will complete 36 weeks of technology-based training and receive up to four months of supported employment.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Crime, Education
Tags: crime, school