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Virginia Rules is an educational program especially designed to help instructors, parents and students understand the law as it applies to teens in their everyday lives.

News and Events

School and Campus Safety Training Forum

June 19, 2015 -- Virginia Rules updates and new materials will be presented at the School and Campus Safety Training Forum in Hampton, August 3 - 5, 2015. Learn more and register at http://www.dcjs.virginia.gov/vcscs/training/schoolCampusSafetyTrainingForum/2015/. The forum will feature a wide variety of keynote and breakout sessions related to school climate and campus safety issues for approximately 750 expected attendees in the fields of law enforcement, school security, as well as PreK-12 administration and counseling, and others with an interest in school safety.

Teen drinking and parent responsibilities

Summer means parties and time with friends for many teens -- and parents need to look out for the safety of their teens by keeping those parties alcohol-free. It is illegal for parents to serve alcohol to their children's guests, and parents may also be liable for accidents and other consequences of underage drinking.

Read about your responsibilities under Virginia law and download this guide to responsible teen parties (PDF) to learn more.

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