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2018 What's New in 2018 (Presentation Added)

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Understanding Rap Sheets, Automation & SWIFT! ($50) Approved for 3 CLE and VIDC Re-certification

The understanding rap sheets and automation seminar is designed for the attorney or criminal justice professional who prepares or uses Virginia's Sentencing Guidelines. This seminar will review how to interpret and apply convictions on Identity History Summaries "Rap Sheets" to Virginia's Sentencing Guidelines. Participants will also review how to use SWIFT!, the automated sentencing guidelines application and the VCSC mobile manual and web. Download registration form below and make check payable to Treasurer of Virginia.

Introduction to Sentencing Guidelines ($125) Approved for 6 CLE and VIDC Re-certification

Learn to Score Guidelines Accurately Approved for 6 CLE credits The Introduction Seminars are designed for the attorney or criminal justice professional who is new to Virginia's sentencing guidelines. The seminar will begin with general background information on scoring each of the guidelines factors. Participants will be given the opportunity to do hands-on exercises utilizing the assistance of fellow participants and course instructors. Download registration form below and make check payable to Treasurer of Virginia.

Sentencing Guidelines Knowledge & Skills Evaluation (Including Ethics Issues) ($100) Approved for 5 CLE with 1 hour of Ethics and VIDC Re-certification

The evaluation course is designed for the experienced user of Virginia’s Sentencing Guidelines. Attendees will complete a knowledge and skills exercise that will determine the topics covered in this seminar. Attendees will participate in a discussion-oriented workshop addressing common errors and complex scoring issues. Ethics Council with the Virginia State Bar will lead the discussion and answer questions related to ethical responsibilities relating to the Sentencing Guidelines. Download registration form below and make check payable to Treasurer of Virginia.

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Fees waived for Commonwealth's Attorneys, Public Defenders, Probation and Parole Staff

Esther J. Windmueller Fee Waiver Application Form

 

On a limited basis and subject to the availability of funds, the Sentencing Commission may waive fees for private attorneys. If you would like to request a fee waiver, you must complete and submit the application below. Applications for fee waivers will be evaluated based on the percentage of the attorney's practice focusing on indigent defense cases and the financial need of the applicant (especially for new or solo practitioners).

The 20th Edition Sentencing Guidelines Manual is required for all seminars.

 


Sentencing Guidelines Seminars
Approved for CLE Credit

understanding rap sheets, automation & SWIFT! $50
3 CLE Approved VIDC Re-certification approved

Area

Date

Location

Time

Danville May 15, 2018 Danville Community College 9:00 or 1:00
Lynchburg May 16, 2018 Central Virginia Community College 9:00 or 1:00
Fredericksburg May 23, 2018 Germanna Community College 9:00 or 1:00
Chesterfield May 30, 2018 Workforce Alliance, Midlothian Center 9:00 or 1:00
Hopewell May 31, 2018 Hopewell Library 1:00
Portsmouth June 5, 2018 Dept. of Social Services 9:00 or 1:00
Norfolk June 6, 2018 Norfolk Police Training Center 9:00 or 1:00
Hampton June 8, 2018 Thomas Nelson Community College 9:00 or 1:00
Wytheville June 14, 2018 Wytheville Community College 9:00 or 1:00
Roanoke June 15, 2018 Roanoke Higher Education Center 9:00 or 1:00
Fairfax June 19, 2018 Government Center 9:00 or 1:00
Winchester June 20, 2018 Shenandoah University 9:00 or 1:00
Weyers Cave/ Harrisonburg June 21, 2018 Blue Ridge Community College 9:00 or 1:00
The documents listed below are in .pdf and .pdf Fill-In format.
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Introduction to Sentencing Guidelines $125
6 CLE Approved, VIDC Re-certification approved

Area

Date

Location

Time

Abingdon April 18, 2018 Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center 9:30 - 5:00
Henrico August 1, 2018 Police and Fire Training Center 9:30 - 5:00
Fairfax August 7, 2018 Government Center 9:30 - 5:00
Lynchburg September 18, 2018 Central Virginia Community College 9:30 - 5:00
Chesapeake September 25, 2018 Chesapeake Sheriff's Office 9:30 - 5:00
Henrico November 29, 2018 Police and Fire Training Center 9:30 - 5:00
Roanoke December 4, 2018 Roanoke Higher Education Center 9:30 - 5:00
Portsmouth December 6, 2018 Dept. of Social Services 9:30 - 5:00
Fairfax December 11, 2018 Government Center 9:30 - 5:00

Sentencing Guidelines Knowledge & Skills Evaluation $100
5 CLE Approved 1 Ethics, VIDC Re-certification approved

Area

Date

Location

Time

Chesterfield July 24, 2018 Workforce Alliance, Midlothian Center 9:30 - 4:00
Abingdon October 17, 2018 Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center 9:30 - 4:00
Roanoke October 18, 2018 Roanoke Higher Education Center 10:30 - 5:00

Sentencing Guidelines Knowledge & Skills Evaluation $40
Ethics PORTION only, 1 ethics CLE and VIDC Re-certification approved

Area

Date

Location

Time

Chesterfield July 24, 2018 Workforce Alliance, Midlothian Center 9:30 - 10:30
Abingdon October 17, 2018 Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center 9:30 - 10:30
Roanoke October 18, 2018 Roanoke Higher Education Center 4:00 - 5:00
       

Sentencing Guidelines Manual
Shipping and tax included

  • understanding rap sheets, automation & SWIFT! Seminar — $50
  • Introduction to Sentencing Guidelines Seminar — $125
  • Sentencing Guidelines Knowledge & Skills Evaluation — $100
  • Sentencing Guidelines ethics portion only— $40
  • Update from 19th edition or earlier— $85
  • Complete manual (binder, tabs, and complete update) — $155

 

The 20th Edition Sentencing Guidlines Manual is currently sold out. Order 20th Edition Sentencing Guidelines Manual for Delivery in June.

Commonwealth Attorneys, Public Defenders and Probation Officers: No Cost

Download the Manual Order Form
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The Commission has a Training Division headed by Jody Fridley. He and his staff are available to conduct training seminars at our office in Richmond or on location.

Seminars can cover everything from a basic overview of the sentencing guidelines to specific areas of interest or concern.

Contact the Training Division by phone at 804.225.4567 or by e-mail: jody.fridley@vcsc.virginia.gov

Text your question to the Commission

Text us at 804.393.9588

The Commission is very pleased to announce our new text inquiry service. This development means that you can contact us from anywhere - just text 804.393.9588 and we'll reply as soon as possible. For an immediate answer, always call the hotline at 804.225.4398.

The text inquiry service will be available for the same period as our hotline service 7:45 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday. You can send us texts outside of these hours and we will respond as soon as possible. In some cases, it may be the next business day.