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School Board Meeting Recap - October 19, 2015

Highlights RPS AND RCPD - LIFE Program RPS, in partnership with the Richmond City Police department, will be launching a program that aims to improve relations between youth and the police. The program was framed as “intervention through education,” and is aimed at youth in the city who have been arrested for disorderly conduct. Out of the 149 youth arrests in the city over the past year, 59 fit this criteria. While ensuring that all felonies will remain arrests, representatives from the police department emphasized the need to “divert before placing charges.” The program will consist of one weekly session for a span of nine weeks. One of the most important elements of the program as present

City Council Recap - October 12, 2015

The City Council meeting on October 12, 2015 took place while University of Richmond students were on Fall Break. Due to such circumstances, there were no available students to report on the meeting. However, the meeting's agenda and summary can be found on the City Council website. The briefings and postings on RVAGOV shall resume next week after the next School Board meeting on Monday.

City Council Recap - September 28, 2015

Monday night’s city council meeting followed after the nine-day UCI Road World Championships that took place in the city of Richmond. The council did not address any of the issues on the regular agenda, but instead discussed the results of the bike event and the implications of the event for the city’s future. Highlights Citizen Comments The Police and the Community The issue of police brutality in the African American community has been, and continues to be, a vexing issue throughout the nation. However, when one citizen approached the council to address the issue of police brutality here in the City of Richmond and in Henrico County, a strong, negative response was elicited. Councilwoman T

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