FOUR WAYS TO START

For more than 20 years, our staff and volunteers have worked to create better futures for Portsmouth’s court-involved youth and families. Use these four resources to learn more and get involved.

GIVE BACK WITH KROGER

If you are a Kroger shopper, all you have to do is link your Kroger Plus Card to Friends of the Portsmouth Juvenile Court. Our Community Rewards number is 81348. Each time you shop at Kroger they will make a small donation to us. Please sign up today!

EVENTS

Each year Friends of the Portsmouth Juvenile Court hosts events to raise awareness and funds, so we can continue to create brighter futures for Portsmouth youth and families.

LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care

Sat. June 17, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Some adults feel uncomfortable interacting with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) youth in foster care. This free workshop, presented by Dr.Chris Downs, a noted psychologist, will help CASA volunteers and others effectively advocate for LGBTQ youth. Register at PortsmouthCASA@fopjc.org.

Children’s Chair Affair

Thursday, June 29, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ken Wright, Bob Burnell, Barbara Vincent, Kas Lippa, Robert LeMasters, Jennifer Smith, David Ratcliffe, Kim Keene, Colonna Borjes and Pat Pfeiffer have created small masterpieces inspired by Dr. Seuss. Don’t miss your chance to take one home. Tickets $25 at fopjc.org/event-directory/childrens-chair-affair-event.

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DID YOU KNOW?

163 young people completed 1,211 hours of community service in Portsmouth between June, 2015 and July, 2016.

More than half (53%) of children in Portsmouth live in single parent households.

On average there are 4,475 children in foster care in Virginia, with a child becoming homeless every 14 minutes.

The total population of Portsmouth is 96,201. Of that number, 23.4% are under 18 years old and 7.6% are under 5 years old.

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