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    The Lynchburg Juvenile Services Complex (LJSC) has a Zero Tolerance Policy for any form of sexual abuse, sexual misconduct, or sexual harassment.  It is the policy of the LJSC to ensure that sexual activity between staff and juveniles, volunteers or contract personnel and juveniles, regardless of consensual status, is prohibited and subject to administrative disciplinary action and/or criminal prosecution.

    Resident to resident sexual activity, sexual assault, rape, sexual conduct and sexual contact as defined in this policy and within the Code of Virginia are also prohibited. All residents are expected to have a clear understanding that the LJSC strictly prohibits any type of sexual activity with another resident, staff member, volunteer or contract personnel which includes sexual abuse, sexual harassment and sexual misconduct. Any form of founded sexual activity is considered to be a serious breach of this policy and will not be tolerated. Engaging in a personal and/or sexual relationship may result in program related discipline and/or possible criminal prosecution.

    To make sure that sexual misconduct is reported, the LJSC has several ways for parents and third parties to report. You may choose the reporting method with which you are most comfortable:

    Contact the local PREA Coordinator, JT Smith, III at (434) 455-4076 or by email jt.smith@lynchburgva.gov.
    Or, complete this online confidential form.
    For emotional support services related to sexual abuse, you may contact Victim Services at (703) 246-2141.
     
     
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