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Criminal Law

A Section of the Virginia State Bar.

Section News and Information

December 12, 2011

Loan Repayment Assistance Available

The Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is pleased to announce the availability of education loan repayment assistance for prosecutors and public defenders, pursuant to the federal John R. Justice Grant Program.

These funds are available to attorneys employed fulltime in Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ offices who prosecute criminal and juvenile delinquency cases; attorneys employed fulltime by the Indigent Defense Commission who provide legal representation of persons in criminal and juvenile delinquency cases; and fulltime federal defender attorneys in Virginia.

Information about the John R. Justice Program is available on our website at http://www.dcjs.virginia.gov/programs/jrj/. We have posted downloadable versions of the documents needed to apply for assistance: the program guidelines, the application form, and the required Service Agreement.

Applications for assistance must be received by DCJS no later than January 30, 2012.

For further information about the John R. Justice Program in Virginia, contact:

Linda Jafari at 804.786.4155 or linda.jafari@dcjs.virginia.gov
Joe Marshall at 804.786.1577 or joe.marshall@dcjs.virginia.gov

Department of Criminal Justice Services
1100 Bank Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Formal Announcement (.pdf)