March 4, 2018 – More than 300 family members visited 120 residents at Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center's "March Madness" event on Sunday. It was a time of festivities and fun for our residents, families, volunteers, DJJ staff and community partners. It proved to be a great time for families have lunch with their children, and then engage in fun indoor activities such as basketball shoot-out, basketball "Connect 4," cornhole, and ring toss.
February 23, 2018 – "Your work is exquisite -- it almost brought me to tears," Christine Vinh, an exhibitor at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, told quilting instructor Roy Mitchell's students upon seeing their work on display Friday at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton. Vinh and her colleague Judy Gula, owner of Artistic Artifacts of Alexandria, were so impressed that they presented Mitchell and the three residents who accompanied him with three bolts of Indonesian-made material for use in their classroom, with a promise to stay in touch and make future donations. It was the second year that Mitchell's students had quilts entered in the show, with a total of 19 occupying a full row of displays. Mitchell, whose classroom mantra is "You Are Somebody," has taught quilting to dozens of DJJ residents since 2012.
December 2017 – DJJ's Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center recently hosted the Residential Services Unit Employee Recognition Ceremony, where 66 employees ranging from five years of service to 45 years received certificates of appreciation and gifts for their dedicated service. Bon Air's employees perform a range of vital services, including food service, health and therapeutic care, maintenance, security, guidance and advocacy. Deputy Director for Residential Services Joyce Holmon provided keynote remarks. We are proud of our Residential Services Unit employees, who directly or indirectly are helping to change the lives of the youth in our care.
November 7, 2017 – “Farm To School” Project Gives Residents Multi-Level Learning Opportunities
September 29, 2017 – DJJ Staff From Across Commonwealth Work As Team On Common Goal
July 21, 2017 – Apartment Living Program Also Provides Intensive Life Skills Course
June 22, 2017 – Resident Earns First Ever Off-Campus Trip To Hone Social Skills
May 30, 2017 – Regional Service Coordinators Lining Up Providers Throughout Commonwealth
November 30, 2017 – Residents Give Thumbs Up To Healthier Menu, Which Also Allows More Culinary Creativity
August 18, 2017 – DJJ’s IT Unit Creates New App That Allows Access In The Field
May 8, 2017 – Every Unit To Receive More Staff; New Isolation Policy Coming Soon
December 5. 2016 – DJJ Training Academy Now Providing Leadership Development Program
June 28, 2016 – Special Recognition Edition
February 2018 – Responsivity Considers Each Individual
September 2017 – Principle 3A: Targeting Risk And Needs
April 2017 – Evidence-Based Principle 1: Assessing Actuarial Risk
February 1, 2018 – You Made It Merry For 300 Visitors
October 5, 2017 – Residential Unit: It’s Time To Circle Up!
September 6, 2017 – Stoking The Flame Of Learning
July 17, 2017 – Goal 5: Ensure Compliance In Educational Programs
June 1, 2017 – Goal 4: Implement Data Analysis Systems
April 20, 2017 – Goal 3: Communicating With Stakeholders
March 24, 2017 – Providing Quality Instructional Practices