Overview of the Sexually Violent Predators Civil Commitment Act (from Sexually Violent Predators Law Overview and Update 2021) (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 1.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 1.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
VIDC Re-Certification Credit: 1.0 (VIDC Information)
Price: $79 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 08/31/2024


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of one session from the August 2021 webcast seminar, 2021 Sexually Violent Predators Law Overview and Update.

This session provides an overview of the Sexually Violent Predators Civil Commitment Act statute and process. Specific areas to be discussed are:

  • Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators Act (“SVP Act”) Virginia Code §§ 37.2-900 – 921
  • Definition of a Sexually Violent Predator
  • Offenses
  • Disorders
  • Screening of Sexually Violent Predators
  • Trial and Post-Trial Proceedings
  • Conditional Release
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Susan Barr, Office of the Attorney General / Richmond


Seth C. Weston, Law Office of Seth C. Weston, PLC / Roanoke


Susan Barr, Office of the Attorney General / Richmond
Susan Barr is the Senior Assistant Attorney General & Section Chief in the Sexually Violent Predators (“SVP”) Civil Commitment Section of the Office of the Attorney General for Virginia. She has been in the SVP Section since May 2009 and has been the Section Chief since January 2019. Prior to joining the SVP Section, Ms. Barr was in the Office's Correctional Litigation Section, where she represented the Virginia Department of Corrections.

Ms. Barr is a native of Richmond. She graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1986 with a bachelor's degree in International Studies. Thereafter, she graduated from the College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law in 1989. Ms. Barr began her legal career as an attorney with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor, in Washington, DC. She transferred to the Solicitor’s Office in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1994, where she represented federal agencies in employment-related litigation until returning to Richmond in 2000.

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