After unusual activity at both the federal and state levels in the previous year, this past year was a relatively uneventful one where the law of juvenile delinquency was concerned. The historic jail removal legislation enacted at the 1985 session of the Virginia General Assembly became fully effective on July 1, 1986. The provisions of this legislation severely limit the use of an adult jail for juvenile detention purposes and completely ban the dispositional use of such a facility for juveniles.
Robert E. Shepherd Jr.,
Annual Survey of Virginia Law: Legal Issues Involving Children,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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