On Wednesday August 13 the Virginia Public Safety Training Center and DJJ Training Academy had the privilege of hosting DJJ Director Andy Block and Virginia’s Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran for DJJ’s JCO recruitment event. Secretary Moran thanked both staff and recruits for their hard work and wished them good luck on their testing and in their careers with DJJ. Both the Secretary and Director participated in the agility testing alongside the recruits. We at the VPSTC would like to thank Secretary Moran and Director Block for their participation in this event and their continued support of the training center.
DJJ recently announced that we are one of six states to receive a grant of $60,546 from the Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to develop and finalize a comprehensive statewide juvenile reentry plan. DJJ is required to provide a one-to-one match for the funds received. Upon development of the reentry plan, DJJ will then be eligible to apply for a second, multi-year grant of up to $2,000,000 to implement the plan. For the full text of the press release click here.