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Attorneys sought to assist victim/witness program

The Henrico Victim/Witness Assistance Program has re-established its Pro Bono Protective Order Program for victims of domestic violence and is seeking the assistance of local attorneys.

The program provides attorneys at no cost for survivors of domestic violence seeking protective orders.

Pro bono attorneys serve along with Henrico Victim Witness advocates and Safe Harbor's court advocates to support survivors seeking protective orders through the Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations court. Due to the traumatic nature of domestic violence, the expertise and advocacy provided by legal representation further supports survivors of domestic violence seeking service through the civil justice system.

Attorneys interested in assisting the program should contact Taryn Giroux or Cailin McDonnell at 501-1680 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for details.
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Architect of World Trade Center Memorial to speak in Henrico


Michael Arad, the architect of the World Trade Center Memorial, will be the keynote speaker for The 2016 Adolf-Adams JCC Forum on Sat., Jan. 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., at the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Jewish Community Center in Henrico.

Arad’s “Reflecting Absence” architectural design was selected from more than 5,000 competitive entries as the template for the Memorial’s construction in New York City. During the forum, Arad will discuss the significance and symbolism of the design, as well as his inspiration. The event, which is a highlight of the Weinstein JCC’s Patron of the Arts series, is open to the public > Read more.

Environmental Film Festival planned for February


The Sixth Annual RVA Environmental Film Festival (RVA EFF) will be held Feb. 1-7, 2016 at various locations, including in Henrico County.

A partnership of The Enrichmond Foundation, Capital Region Land Conservancy, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, and Falls of the James Group - Sierra Club, the festival will feature a number of insightful films designed to raise awareness of environmental issues relative to all residents of the planet and Richmond citizens in particular.

A detailed schedule will be released at a time closer to the festival, but the popular children's portion has been set for Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Byrd Theatre in Carytown. > Read more.
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