Twenty-Third District Court Service Unit
Salem CSU

The 23rd Court Service Unit serves the citizens of Roanoke County, the City of Salem and the Town of Vinton by providing for the safety of the public and delivery of services to delinquent youth, victims of domestic abuse, family controversy related to support, custody, visitation, child abuse and neglect, and status offenders. This Unit promotes the use of a balanced approach in meeting the needs of the community, victims and offenders. Through supervision strategies and techniques the Court Service Unit provides community protection by providing effective offender monitoring and control. The unit uses graduated sanctions in response to violations of court orders and rules of probation/parole to reduce juvenile crime through immediate and effective intervention. The offenders are required to work to restore the losses suffered by the victim and recognition of the harmful consequences of the youth’s actions. Lastly, the youth will be discharged from supervision to be more capable of productive participation in society.

The 23rd District Court Service Unit provides probation, parole and intake services and drug tests when ordered by the judicial staff. CSU 23’s Community Diversion Program is highly successful in diverting first time offenders into the community to complete restitution or community service work in lieu of petitions being filed. Community Diversion also works with truancy cases referred by visiting teachers. By working with juveniles, parents and schools, juveniles are re-entered into school and monitored daily to ensure compliance with the diversion program.

Juvenile Intervention Services, a VJCCCA program, provides an array of services, including alternative supervision, intensive supervision, electronic monitoring, community service and restitution compliance, and drug screens (court ordered).

Judges:

Honorable Onzlee Ware, Chief Judge
Twenty-Third Judicial District - Serving J&DR Court(s): Roanoke City, Roanoke County and Salem
315 Church Avenue, S.W.
P. O. Box 986
Roanoke, Virginia 24005-0986
Phone: (540) 853-2389
Fax: (540) 853-1195

Honorable Leisa K. Ciaffone
Twenty-Third Judicial District - Serving J&DR Court(s): Roanoke City, Roanoke County and Salem
305 East Main Street
Salem, Virginia 24153
Phone: (540) 387-6126
Fax: 387-6231

Honorable Hilary D. Griffith
Twenty-Third Judicial District - Serving J&DR Court(s): Roanoke County, Roanoke City and Salem
305 East Main Street
Salem, Virginia 24153
Phone: (540) 387-6126
Fax: (540) 387-6231

Honorable Frank W. Rogers, III
Twenty-Third Judicial District - Serving J&DR Court(s): Roanoke City, Roanoke County and Salem
315 Church Avenue, S.W.
P. O. Box 986
Roanoke, Virginia 24005-0986
Phone: (540) 853-2389
Fax: (540) 853-1195

Honorable John Weber, III
Twenty-Third Judicial District - Serving J&DR Court(s): Roanoke City, Roanoke County and Salem
315 Church Avenue, S.W.
P. O. Box 986
Roanoke, Virginia 24005-0986
Phone: (540) 853-2389
Fax: (540) 853-1195

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Contact Info

Director:
Carolyn Minix
Carolyn.Minix@djj.virginia.gov
Admin Assistants:
Patricia Matheus (540) 283-3170, x3170
or Anita DeMarco (540) 283-3183, x3183
Address:
400 East Main Street
Salem, Virginia 24153
Main Phone:
(540) 283-3169
Fax:
(540) 387-6119
Hours:
8:15 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

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