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For more information or to get involved with the VBA YLD committees and projects, please click on the links below to read the descriptions and view contact information. To view a summary of all YLD committees and projects click here.

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  • ABA Liaison/Project Development/Grants
  • ABA/YLD Award of Achievement
  • Backpack to Briefcase
  • Communications/Publicity
  • Community Law Week and Law Day
  • Credit Issues Project
  • Disaster Legal Assistance
  • Diversity Recruitment
  • Domestic Violence Project/Capitol
  • Domestic Violence Project/Potomac
  • Domestic Violence Project/Tidewater
  • Henrico Juvenile Licensing Project
  • Immigrant Assistance
  • The John Marshall Foundation Liaison
  • Law School Council/Appalachian School of Law
  • Law School Council/George Mason University
  • Law School Council/Regent University
  • Law School Council/University of Richmond
  • Law School Council/University of Virginia
  • Law School Council/Washington and Lee University
  • Law School Council/William & Mary
  • Law School Liaison
  • Lawyers for the Arts
  • Lawyers Helping Lawyers Program
  • Legal Food Frenzy
  • Statewide Membership Committee
  • Membership/Capitol
  • Membership/Potomac
  • Membership/Southwest
  • Membership/Tidewater
  • Mentor Program/Capitol
  • Mentor Program/Southwest
  • Model Judiciary Program
  • National Moot Court
  • New Projects
  • Pro Bono Hotlines Statewide Coordinator
  • Pro Bono Hotline/Capitol
  • Pro Bono Hotline/Potomac
  • Pro Bono Hotline/Southwest
  • Pro Bono Hotline/Tidewater
  • Professionalism and Civility in Practice
  • Special Education Committee
  • Substantive Law Sections/YLD Representative Coordinator
  • Town Hall Meetings/Capitol
  • Town Hall Meetings/Potomac
  • Town Hall Meetings/Southwest
  • Town Hall Meetings/Tidewater
  • Veterans Issues Task Force, recruiting lawyer-volunteers to provide pro bono or "low bono" legal services to Virginia's active military, Reservists and National Guard, and veterans
  • Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Legal Aid Clinic
  • The Virginia Lawyer
  • VSB Access to Legal Services Committee's Program for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status ("SIJS")
  • Wills for Heroes
  • Youth Court Expansion Project

 In addition to the above projects, the YLD produced the following:

Video Series

Adult Protective Services Video Project (FACT)

The VBA/YLD, in partnership with The Family and Children's Trust Fund of Virginia (FACT), has produced a 25-minute video, "Protecting Adults at Risk: A Mandated Reporter's Guide to Recognizing and Reporting Suspected Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation." This informational piece is targeted toward required reporters of abuse of at-risk adults, defined as the elderly and adults with mental disabilities. In addition to a series of dramatizations highlighting the warning signs of abuse, neglect and exploitation, the video also explains to mandated reporters how to fulfill their legal duties by submitting reports to the Virginia Department of Social Services, the state agency charged with policing this problem. The video further features commentary from former Gov. Mark Warner as well as a number of experts in this field. Entities represented on the steering committee for the video included the Virginia Department of Social Services, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Crater Area Agency on Aging and Virginia Guardianship Association. The video was introduced at FACT's annual Collaboration Conference, which came on the heels of Adult Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month (May 2005). It has been recognized by the American Bar Association as a leading public service project. For additional information, please contact the Family and Children's Trust Fund of Virginia.

Protecting Children Video Project

Our video project "Protecting Children: A Mandated Reporter’s Guide to Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect” came out in 2002. After determining that there was a real need for this type of information, we produced this video to be geared toward those members of certain professions who are required to report child abuse under Virginia law such as medical personnel, social workers, child care providers, teachers, and law enforcement personnel. It provides guidance on recognizing the various forms of child abuse or neglect and reporting such abuse or neglect. The video features former Attorney General Jerry Kilgore, representatives from Child Protective Services and other experts in the field and was done in collaboration with the Family and Children’s Trust Fund of Virginia, which additionally provided a grant. Also, representatives from Child Protective Services, the Attorney General’s Office, and the City of Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office contributed valuable time and effort in contributing to the content of the videotape. We believe this tape will be helpful to a number of groups and individuals including nonprofit child abuse organizations, associations representing required reporters and select state agencies. We are striving to get this video into the hands of anyone and everyone in the state who could benefit by it, so if you have any ideas for its distribution, please contact the chair of this project. For additional information, please contact the Family and Children's Trust Fund of Virginia.

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