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October 24, 2017 – A quilt with a design that appears to create a three-dimensional illusion, created and sewn by the quilting students of DJJ instructor Roy Mitchell, took the “Viewers Choice Award” at the recent Richmond Quilters Guild show held at the Richmond Speedway, topping 354 other quilts entered in the show. Mitchell’s students, all residents at Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center, exhibited several quilts at the show, where certified judges could evaluate their quilts along with other entries on an equal basis. The judges looked at use of color, design/pattern in quilt top, innovation/creativity, and piecing. The judges noted "excellent use of color and fabric, use of design/pattern in quilt top, innovation/creativity, pieced and applique technique" on two of the quilts they submitted. The residents also had the opportunity to try out some high-end quilting machines that were on display. Event Assistant Director Bobbie Stein congratulated the two residents who accompanied Mr. Mitchell to the event.

Residents Stein and Mitchell
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A Harvest Of Life Experiences

November 7, 2017 – “Farm To School” Project Gives Residents Multi-Level Learning Opportunities

It Was A Family Day For Us, Too

September 29, 2017 – DJJ Staff From Across Commonwealth Work As Team On Common Goal

A Place To Live – And So Much More

July 21, 2017 – Apartment Living Program Also Provides Intensive Life Skills Course

Real-World Practice

June 22, 2017 – Resident Earns First Ever Off-Campus Trip To Hone Social Skills

Creating the Continuum

May 30, 2017 – Regional Service Coordinators Lining Up Providers Throughout Commonwealth

DJJ Forum

BADGE Goes Mobile

August 18, 2017 – DJJ’s IT Unit Creates New App That Allows Access In The Field

18th Unit To Open At Bon Air

May 8, 2017 – Every Unit To Receive More Staff; New Isolation Policy Coming Soon

DJJ Training Academy Now Providing Leadership Development Program

December 5. 2016 – DJJ Training Academy Now Providing Leadership Development Program

Public Service Recognition Week

June 28, 2016 – Special Recognition Edition

Transformation Includes New Website

April 20, 2016 – New Emphasis Placed On Making Key Information For DJJ Families Easy To Find


September 2017 – Principle 3A: Targeting Risk And Needs

June 2017 – Evidence-Based Principle 2: Enhance Intrinsic Motivation

April 2017 – Evidence-Based Principle 1: Assessing Actuarial Risk

February 2017 – Eight Evidence-Based Principles Will Increase CSU Success Stories

October 2016 – Justice Transformation Institute Teaching DJJ the Leadership Of Change

Residential Circle-Up

October 5, 2017 – Residential Unit: It’s Time To Circle Up!


September 6, 2017 – Stoking The Flame Of Learning

July 17, 2017 – Goal 5: Ensure Compliance In Educational Programs

June 1, 2017 – Goal 4: Implement Data Analysis Systems

April 20, 2017 – Goal 3: Communicating With Stakeholders

March 24, 2017 – Providing Quality Instructional Practices

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