Director’s Message - January 18, 2017

As DJJ completes the second year of its transformation effort, I wanted to take a moment to look back on the significant progress we made in 2016 and to thank all of our employees, partners, and other stakeholders for their remarkable contributions toward making it happen.

A key element of our success was due to the leadership of Governor McAuliffe and the Virginia General Assembly who agreed to grant us the authority to (i) reinvest savings from the downsizing of our facilities into savings into the development of a statewide continuum of evidence-based services and alternative placements and (ii) approve a bond package that will allow us to construct a new, small, state-of-the-art juvenile correctional center to serve the many youth who are committed to DJJ from the Hampton Roads region.

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For DJJ Families . . .

We know that having your child involved in the juvenile justice system is probably stressful and difficult for you and them. During their time under our supervision or custody we want you to know that DJJ is committed to fostering consistent communication between you, your child, and DJJ staff. This communication and partnership is vital to getting your young person back on the right track and on with their life.

We want to be a resource for you during this challenging time, and support your efforts to continue to serve as a resource for your child, whether they are still at home or placed elsewhere. Clicking on the links below will help you understand more about our system and expectations, and give you more tools to help you through this process.

DJJ Resources . . .

The more we know about the youth we serve, the more effective we can be in providing services and support that will make them successful. DJJ’s Legislative and Research Department designs and coordinates a wide variety of reports, executed via an exhaustive examination of available data and a thorough review of the most up-to-date literature and best practices in the juvenile justice field.

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