Monday, February 20, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe
House Bill 1582 reflects an incomplete understanding of weapons qualification practices within our military and is an unwarranted expansion in the number of people allowed to carry handguns in the Commonwealth. It would do nothing to protect the safety of our citizens.
It would allow any person 18 years of age or older and on active military duty or honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces or the Virginia National Guard who has completed basic training to apply for a concealed handgun permit.
Contrary to the assumption of House Bill 1582, weapons familiarization training as a component of an individual’s military basic training does not qualify that
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