Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice
The Department of Juvenile Justice operates and is responsible for the vast majority of local Court Service Units (often known as juvenile probation offices) across the Commonwealth, as well as the two state-operated Juvenile Correctional Centers, Beaumont and Bon Air. On any given day, the Department has somewhere between 4,500 and 5,000 youth under some kind of supervision, with more than 90 percent of those youth being supervised in their communities through diversion, probation or parole.
The Department’s mission – to protect the public by helping court involved youth become productive citizens – is best accomplished through individually tailoring the right mix of accountability and rehabilitation to meet the identified risk and need levels for every youth who walks through our doors, and making sure that we use data, research, and evidence-based practices to inform the interventions and services we provide. We also best accomplish our mission when we provide the youth in our system with those things that any adolescent needs to grow into a healthy, productive adult.