When you see the impact on youth and families – you are hooked on this work for life! By being part of the 9th District Court Service Unit team you have the opportunity to demonstrate the Department of Juvenile Justice’s four guiding principles (safety, connection, purpose, fairness) in your everyday activities, thereby exercising an essential part of our overall mission. There will be moments when you will reflect or ask yourself, why is the work I do so important? The answer is because you are impacting lives.
-- Joe Jackson, Director
9th District Court Service Unit serves eleven jurisdictions, which includes the two cities of Poquoson and Williamsburg, and nine counties of Charles City, Gloucester, King and Queen, King William, Mathews, Middlesex, New Kent, James City, and York.
Services include intake, probation, parole, and pre-dispositional investigations. The 9th District CSU is also the site of the state video intake for the Department. The Williamsburg Office serves Williamsburg and James City and is the district office for the unit.
After 4:00 P.M.
The Ninth 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 would include attending new probation officer orientation sponsored by the Department of Juvenile Justice Training Unit on space available. The Ninth District Court Service Unit consists of a district office in Williamsburg and four branch offices in Yorktown, Gloucester, New Kent and King William, which serves the eleven jurisdictions of the Ninth Judicial District.
There are opportunities to be supervised by probation officers that hold master degrees and/or state certified substance abuse counselors. Training in the use of various screening instruments such as DAI, CANS and Department Risk Assessments would be offered.
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: Ciarra Smith-Bond (Ciarra.Smith@djj.virginia.gov)
Ninth District Court Service Unit
P.O. Box 21
Yorktown, VA 23690
757-890-3480 FAX 757-890-3291
In addition to the above opportunities, the 9th District Court Service Unit accepts volunteers for various activities such as clerical assistant, court liaison, mentors, and community work mentor supervisors and etc. These positions are generally recruited and supervised through our Virginia Juvenile Community Crime Control Act programs:
Community Connections Program - For the localities of Charles City, New Kent, King William, King & Queen, and Middlesex
Veda Frazier, Program Manager (Veda.Frazier@djj.virginia.gov)
c/o 9th District Court Service Unit
P.O. Box 218
King William, VA 23086
Colonial Group Home Commission - For the localities of Gloucester, James City, Mathews, Poquoson, Williamsburg, and York
Amy Crotty, Juvenile Services Manager (Amy.Crotty@yorkcounty.gov)
300 Ballard Street
Yorktown, VA 23690