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Local Review of Funding for Virginia Communities

April 29, 2014 in Articles | MARTIN WREN, P.C. | LEAVE A COMMENT

Some recent communication between the state attorney general and various local officials in Virginia communities can be an informative topic for local businesses.

Reporting from the Daily Progress in March shows the state attorney general’s office in meetings with local boards from areas like Charlottesville and Albemarle, as well as other areas of Virginia, talking about funding for some top community issues. One of them is mental health and related behavioral problems within local areas.

Virginia Communities: Public Administration and Public Policy

Some areas of Virginia have struggled with these kinds of administrative problems for a long time. Systems involving the improper warehousing of the mentally ill or mentally disabled, along with high rates of recidivism in local justice systems, can add a lot of instability to life in a Virginia town or county.

Some of the most common issues with local courts and mental health facilities are related to a historic development of social services, and others reflect the changing needs and demographics of resident communities. Regardless, they are pressing problems for those who chart a course for Virginia’s future.

Virginia Business Litigation Attorneys and The Needs of Local Businesses

Businesses in Virginia also need to look out for their responsibilities and sources of liability. In many cases, that means looking at infrastructure and specific workplace protocols within an industry. But some workplace issues can also touch on the wider behavior issues that state officials are contemplating as they look at how to reduce crime rates or deal with relatively unstable populations.

Simply put, businesses need to anticipate the challenges they might face around their operations, for example, if a mentally ill individual, a criminal or an unstable person is able to access vital systems or otherwise compromise public health and safety. This may sound like an ‘outlier’ kind of situation, but it is a component of the kinds of risk management that Virginia business litigation attorneys suggest for Virginia businesses.

Businesses face a wide range of risks. Some of them have to do with the everyday operations that support core processes like selling products and services. Others have to do with the business real estate that a company holds and opens to the public. Beyond that there are many workplace safety issues that relate to worker’s compensation claims, or other kinds of personal injury claims brought by workers.

Getting Legal Help in Virginia

Virginia businesses can get qualified and professional counsel from the Virginia business litigation attorneys at MartinWren, P.C. Our firm has been helping Virginia companies to navigate the finer points of federal, state and local law for years, and we understand a lot of the challenges that businesses face. Let us help you to safeguard your business plan and prevent various kinds of legal problems in the future.

Contact Our Virginia Lawyers

We serve clients throughout Virginia — from Charlottesville and Central Virginia to metropolitan Richmond; Harrisonburg and the Shenandoah Valley to Roanoke; and the cities of Hampton Roads to the Northern Virginia cities of  Fairfax, Alexandria and Arlington.

To speak with one of our attorneys, please call us at (434) 817-3100.

Our Virginia personal injury lawyers at MartinWren, P.C. also have a statewide practice and offer free consultations at a time and location that is convenient for you.  We will gladly meet with you at your home or at the hospital, even on nights and weekends.

To schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer, please call us at (434) 817-3100.

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