This article examines the pertinent legislative and judicial developments of the past year that have effected juvenile law in Virginia. Specifically, this article discusses new laws and amendments passed by the Virginia General Assembly with respect to juvenile delinquency, non-criminal misbehavior, and termination of parental rights. Part IV discusses changes to Title 22.1 of the Virginia Code that affect school disciplinary matters. Part V examines developments in the area of juvenile mental health. Finally, Part VI discusses various miscellaneous developments affecting youth abortions, teenage driving, parental negligence in the tort context, and a significant amendment made to the Comprehensive Services Act for At-Risk Youth and Families. Discussion ofrelevant case law supplements each topical section.

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