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New Vision Zero Open Sidewalk Policy: Prioritizing Pedestrians During Construction

April 16, 2018

As a Vision Zero city, Alexandria is committed to eliminating traffic-related deaths and serious injuries by 2028 by promoting safety in our transportation system. The City has set new requirements that pedestrian access be maintained during construction without diverting pedestrians across streets or from their original route.

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Alexandria’s Director of Victim/Witness Assistance Wins Unsung Hero Award

April 13, 2018

Attorney General Mark R. Herring honored ten victims' advocates at the second annual Unsung Heroes Awards ceremony in Richmond on April 12. Judy Holl, Alexandria’s Director of the Victim/Witness Assistance Program, received one of the prestigious awards.

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April Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 9, 2018

The Alexandria Sexual Assault Center will be hosting events this month to raise awareness about sexual assault prevention.

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Virginia Department Of Corrections Commemorates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

April 9, 2018

This week, the Virginia Department of Corrections Victim Services Unit will be conducting activities to recognize National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

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Students Plan Protest At The NRA Headquarters

April 9, 2018

The groundswell movement of students demanding changes to our nation’s lax gun laws is sweeping across the country. Youth from Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut and Florida will hold a Student Protest at the NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, VA, on Saturday, April 14 – the two-month anniversary of the school shooting in Parkland, FL.

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Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center Releases Report On Mass Attacks In Public Spaces

April 4, 2018

The U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center released a comprehensive study on mass attacks in public spaces. This study focused on 28 incidents in 2017, in which three or more persons were harmed and were carried out in public places within the United States.

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Carbajal, Beyer Announce 100 Democrats And Republicans Co-Sponsor GVRO Act

April 4, 2018

Reps. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) and Don Beyer (VA-08) today announced that 100 bipartisan co-sponsors now officially support passing H.R. 2598, the Gun Violence Restraining Order Act. The bill would allow family members or law enforcement officials to petition a judge to temporarily remove firearms from an individual in crisis.

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Easter Bunny And Sheriff Spread Spring Cheer

April 3, 2018

Alexandria Sheriff Dana Lawhorne and members of his staff helped the Easter Bunny spread spring cheer on Friday, March 30. The Bunny Brigade visited the Charles Houston Recreation Center and playgrounds at Potomac Yard, Hume Springs and Presidential Greens.

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Virginia, Maryland Governors Announce Conference On Preventing Or Recovering From A School Crisis

April 3, 2018

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan today announced a unique training event for school and campus personnel, law enforcement and other first responders. The Briefings: Resiliency and Recovery After a School Crisis, will be held on April 11 at the Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus.

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Son Of Formerly Incarcerated Parent Shares Experience With Inmates

April 2, 2018

Alexandria Sheriff's Office staff and inmates at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center recently welcomed a guest speaker whose own father had been incarcerated for most of his life. Earlier this year Sebastian Johnson shared his own experiences of building a relationship with his formerly incarcerated father in a piece in The Washington Post

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