The Unit provides Services to the Twenty-First District Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court in the Counties of Henry, Patrick and the City of Martinsville. These services include:
Honorable Susan N. Deatherage, Chief Judge
Twenty-First Judicial District - Serving J&DR Court(s): Henry
Henry County Courthouse
3160 Kings Mountain Road, Suite C
Henry County, Virginia 24112
Phone: (276) 634-4830
Fax: (276) 634-4836
Honorable Robert L. Bushnell
Twenty-First Judicial District - Serving J&DR Court(s): Martinsville, Patrick
55 West Church Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24114
Phone: (276) 403-5168
Fax: (276) 403-5234
The Twenty First District Court Service Unit offers placement opportunities for undergraduate and graduate level students. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of experiences in the juvenile justice system including intake processing, social history preparation, probation case management, direct care services, parole planning, and court procedure. A minimum of forty hours of orientation to the Juvenile Justice System in Virginia will be provided with additional formal training in specific areas of the above topics as the opportunities arise. This may include attending new probation officer orientation sponsored by the Department of Juvenile Justice Training Unit if space is available. The Twenty First District Court Service Unit consists of a district office in Henry County and two branch offices in Martinsville and Patrick County.
There are opportunities to be supervised by probation officers that hold master degrees and/or a variety of levels of experience.
To enhance the student's overall practicum experience the expectation would be that the student commits to this placement for a full semester on at least on a ½ time basis of twenty hours per week. Students should be in their junior year and/or attending graduate school. Those students considered for placement will be expected to undergo a thorough background investigation including driving record after submittal of a volunteer application and interview. If travel is required, reimbursement for mileage or state vehicles will be provided.
Please feel free to contact us for further information.
ATT. Kevin Meeks, Unit Director ( Kevin.Meeks@djj.virginia.gov )
Twenty First District Court Service Unit
3160 Kings Mountain Road
Martinsville, VA 24112
276-634-4865 FAX 276-634-4875
In addition to the above opportunities, the 21st District Court Service Unit accepts volunteers for various activities such as clerical assistant, court liaison, mentors, and community work mentor supervisors and etc.