Twenty-First District Court Service Unit
Martinsville CSU

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:

  1. Intake Services: These services are provided 24 hours a day for law enforcement personnel and during regular business hours for the general public. Both civil and criminal complaints are processed.
  2. Investigations: The Unit conducts investigations and prepares reports for the court on pre and post dispositional youth as well as youth being considered for transfer to the Circuit Court. Various risk assessments and screening tools are used in the preparation of these reports.
  3. Probation Supervision: Youth who are placed on probation are supervised in the community by an Officer of the Court. Probation Officers perform ongoing assessments, service planning and make appropriate referrals for service based on the needs and risk of each individual. These services and supervision are provided with community safety, accountability, and competency development as the guiding principles.
  4. Parole Supervision: The Unit provides supervision and services of youth who have been committed to a Juvenile Correctional Facility. These services start from the day the youth is committed and continue until their release from parole. The Parole Officer provides post release supervision as well as reentry services to enable the youth to transition from an institutional setting back into the community.

Branch Offices:

Hours:
8:15 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Phone:
(276) 656-5187
Fax:
(276) 656-5296
Address:
55 West Church Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24114
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 809
Martinsville, Virginia 24114
Directions:
Directions
Hours:
8:15 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Phone:
(276) 694-7209
Fax:
(276) 649-4007
Address:
Patrick County Administration Building
106 Rucker Street
Stuart, Virginia 24171
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 709
Stuart, Virginia 24171
Directions:
Directions

Judges:

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
Municipal Building
55 West Church Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24114
Phone: (276) 403-5168
Fax: (276) 403-5234

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Twenty-First District Court Service Unit Volunteers

Student Internships/Practicum as a Juvenile Probation Officer with the 21st District Court Service Unit

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.

Contact Info

Director:
Kevin Meeks
Barry.Meeks@djj.virginia.gov
Address:
3160 Kings Mountain Road
Suite E
Martinsville, Virginia 24112
Phone:
(276) 634-4865
Fax:
(276) 634-4878
Hours:
8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

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