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Now you have a central resource for laws concerning teenagers in the Commonwealth. Virginia Rules is an educational program especially designed to help instructors, parents and students understand the law as it applies to teens in their everyday lives.

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School Safety Conference

Virginia Rules updates and new materials will be presented at the School Safety Conference in Hampton, August 4 - 6, 2014. Learn more and register for the annual School Safety Conference.

Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

One in four teens has used a prescription drug that was not prescribed to them. Assistant Attorney General Ann Reardon was recently a guest on WTVR's Virginia This Morning TV show to share some simple tips on how to help combat this growing trend. Watch the interview »

Newport News police aim at gang issue in middle schools

Middle school students are the focus of a new program by the Newport News Police Department designed to keep youth away from gangs and out of trouble. Read more »

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Mark R. HerringWelcome from the Attorney General of Virginia

Dear Fellow Virginians:

Thank you for visiting our Virginia Rules website and for taking an active role in the development of Virginia's young people! Virginia Rules helps provide character education and teaches children their rights and responsibilities as citizens of the Commonwealth. We hope you find these resources to be helpful and informative. Read more »