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A compilation of regional indicators measuring conditions within the community. This report covers the following indicators categories including: community overview, child health & well-being, educatin, self-sufficiency, and older adult health & well-being. This report covers the following localites: Charles City, Colonial Heights, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan, & Richmond.
Prepared for the Crater Planning District Commission in Oct 2010, this report to assist transit operators improve efficiency and effectiveness by identifying needs and required resources for modifying and enhancing services provided to the general public.
The Chesterfield Countywide Comprehensive Plan, once adopted will be the official plan to achieve the goals set forth in this plan. This comprehensive plan establishes a countywide vision, guides on use of land and resources, promotes economic development, preserves established communities and much more
This biannual survey is conducted for Chesterfield County by The University of Virginia's Center for Survey Research. The 2010 results of the survey show the highest satisfaction rate amongst county citizens since 1986. This survey measures how satisfied county residents are with local government, their quality of life and public safety while also taking into account strengths, opportunities and plans for improving the county.
Virginia ties for the sixth lowest recidivism rate of 28.3%. Although Virginia can be proud of this rate, it also means that over a three year period more than 10,000 offenders recidivate, either because they have committed new crimes or because they
have failed to comply with the conditions of probation or parole supervision. This number represents new victims, higher taxpayer costs associated with police and court processes and re-incarceration, unsupported families on public assistance, and other negative social implications.
The VARI strategic plan, presented to Governor McDonnell on July 1, 2010, introduces fundamental changes to the current VADOC re-entry programs, and provides a comprehensive unified strategic effort to prevent crime, minimize victimization, and improve public safety in
communities throughout the Commonwealth.
Research consistently has revealed the damaging consequences of children's repeated exposure to community violence and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is the most commonly cited internalizing disorder associated with such exposure. However, not all children who are exposed to community violence develop PTSD symptoms; thus, it is important to identify factors that contribute to this deleterious relationship. The purpose of the present study was to examine the relation of community violence exposure (CVE)and PTSD in a sample of urban adolescents.
This study investigates both space and time aspects of neighborhood crime distributions using social disorganization as a theoretical framework in the City of Richmond, VA.
Approximately 2 million children in America today are separated from mom or dad because of incarceration. They suffer from poverty, inconsistency in caregivers, separation from siblings, reduced opportunity to health and education and increased risk for substance abuse, alcoholism and incarceration themselves. This thesis proposes that the normalization of the prison or jail environment while visiting with parents contributes to the generational cycle of recidivism. This thesis outlines such a project and facility located in context of Richmond, Virginia. Theoretically, programming is offered by Virginia Commonwealth University. Statistics and facts are set within the Richmond environment.
The National of Corrections and Richmond City assess the current city jail and their recommendations are organized into five main categories:
1. Good Foundation
2. Richmond City Jail
3. System Planning and Coordination
4. View of the Jail within a Systemic Context
5. Data Analyses for Understanding and Managing the Jail Population
Prepared by J. Randy Koch, the executive director of VCU's Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies. The study found that increasing the number of alcohol outlets has resulted in increased alcohol consumption and social harms related to drinking elsewhere.