On March 28, 2013, Sheriff C.T. Woody Jr’s Office participated in the Virginia Law Foundation’s Rule of Law Day at the General Assembly Building. The mission of the Rule of Law Project is to enhance the way students learn about the rule of law as the basis of all of our rights and responsibilities as American citizens. The Program partnered a deputy sheriff, a judge and an attorney with middle school and high school students in an intimate conversation about how the law impacts our everyday lives.
“While I offered programs on re-entry and successfully reducing recidivism, I also find it imperative that we engage our young children on the front end in every effort to keep them from becoming inmates in any correctional facility. The Rule of Law Program really provides us with the opportunity to reach our young children and educate them as to the laws before they become a part of the system.” said Sheriff Woody. “Our partnership with the Supreme Court of Virginia, local bar associations and our local public schools remains strong in our commitment to our young children.”