• Note: Much of the history of the Richmond Public Schools was recorded in the context of a segregated society, and the reader should readily discern between pre- and post-desegregation observations. The terms "black," "colored," "Negro," and "white" in this booklet should not be considered offensive as they have been used according to the custom of the particular period. Since 1962, the division has omitted such racial designations from its reports and publications.

REACT (Rehabilitation Action Center)

  • REACT provided alternative placement for court-referred delinquent youths who could not perform in a regular school program. The rehabilitation program offered a combination of educational, vocational, counseling, recreational, and social services designed to enable participants to change their pattern of behavior.

    Funding for REACT was provided by the Division of Justice & Crime Prevention.

    REACT operated from 1971-83, and was housed in several locations:

    1971-1973 Rented quarters - 1208 Hull Street
    1973-1979 Navy Hill School - 740 North Sixth Street
    1979-1983 Maury Gymnasium - 111 West 15th Street

    1971-1972 David A. Ingroff
    1972-1973 Hugo Harrison Thompson
    1973-1977 Paul T. Alexander
    1977-1983 Hugo Harrison Thompson