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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Reynolds CC to host sculptor Paul DiPasquale


Reynolds Community College will host Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale Sept. 28 as he shares his presentation “Art Talk, Why Art Matters” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus, located at 1651 E. Parham Road in Richmond. This event is free and open to the public. > Read more.

Free children’s clothing for those in need

The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.
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Three local churches are holding events on Saturday: A Fall Veterans and Community Health Fair and Blood Drive at Antioch Baptist Church in Varina; a Fall Children’s Consignment Sale at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in the West End; and a Community Day event at Fair Oaks Baptist Church in Highland Springs. Two events are also planned in Henrico for history buffs: A tour of New Market Heights and a commemoration of the battle for Fort Harrison. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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The Shepherd’s Center continues its Open University four-week fall lecture series “Lunch and Life” at 12:30 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 9505 Gayton Rd. Robin Starr, CEO of Richmond… Full text

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