Re-Entry Program

The Re-Entry Program is designed to provide short-term transition of state committed youth.


The critical need to break the cycle of crime and incarceration for juvenile and adult offenders is increasingly prominent at all levels of government.  Governor Robert F. McDonnell, in one of the early acts of his Administration, issued Executive Order Number 11, establishing the Virginia Prisoner and Juvenile Offender Re-Entry Council.  The Council is tasked with developing comprehensive re-entry strategies to reduce recidivism.  Success in this endeavor will require collaboration and coordination among units of state and local government, as well as many other community partners.

The purpose of the juvenile center's Re-Entry Program is to improve the transition of wards being released from state commitment back to their communities, by establishing connections with communities and families.

Service Region

Candidates will be accepted from the following localities:  The Cities of Buena Vista, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton, and Waynesboro and the Counties of Augusta, Bath, Highland, Page, Rockbridge, Rockingham, and Shenandoah.

Service Demographics

Candidates will be males or females between the ages of 15 and 18 years of age.

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
  • Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice Re-Entry Initiative