Community Placement

The Department of Juvenile Justice strives to meet the needs of the Commonwealth through a continuum of services that address the need for public safety, hold offenders accountable and develop competency skills.  The DJJ contracts with local detention homes to secure a structured residential program for juvenile offenders commited to the Department of Juvenile Justice. The program is a short term residential program with community re-integration planning.  The program focuses on developing competency in the areas of education, life and social skills, thinking skills, employability skills  and address specific treatment needs and risk facotrs.  Specialized programing is also provided in the areas of substance abuse, anger management, job preparedness, and life skills.

The purpose for the Community Placement Program is to have beds in detention facilities located regionally so that residents will be closer to their home communities and reside in smaller and more effective housing units.  Juveniles placed will be offenders between the ages 13 years through  20 years old who are committed to the DJJ.  The length of stay will range from two to up to twelve months.

  • Provided Services
  • Twenty-four hour supervision
  • On-site nursing care
  • Limited on-site Physician care
  • Facility provided meals
  • Facility issued clothing
  • Supervised family visitation
  • Supervised recreation program
  • Intake Assessments
  • Mental Health Crisis Intervention
  • On-site education - GED preparation and testing
  • Virginia licensed teachers
  • Drug Screening
  • Community Service Opportunities