News and Information
December 12, 2011

Education Loan Repayment Assistance Available for Prosecutors and Public Defenders in Virginia

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

These loans are available to attorneys employed full time in commonwealth’s attorneys’ offices who prosecute criminal and juvenile delinquency cases, attorneys employed full time by the Indigent Defense Commission who provide legal representation of people in criminal and juvenile delinquency cases, and full time federal defender attorneys.

Information about the John R. Justice Program is available on our website at Also posted are 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


Updated: Dec 12, 2011