It’s true, I live in NOVA. While some people may think it’s a separate place from Virginia, it is in fact part of the state. This past April I was interviewed because I was nominated as a Northern Virginian of the year for the work I do at the detention center. I’m overwhelmed with the recognition, but I truly hope that this article helps shed some more light on the detention center and helps to make more positive programing changes for our youth in the community.