community placement program (cpp)

CPP

CPPs are highly structured, disciplined residential programs in JDCs for committed juveniles. A goal of the CPPs is to place residents closer to their home communities to facilitate an easier transition after release. CPPs focus on addressing specific treatment needs and risk factors and developing competency in the areas of education, job readiness, and life and social skills. Services provided focus on risk factors that can be changed using cognitive behavioral techniques and tailoring services to meet individual needs. Programs use the Youth Assessment and Screening Instrument (YASI) as the basis for case planning to address criminogenic need areas. The target juveniles for CPPs are males between 16 and 20 years of age with assigned LOSs of 12 months or less. Juveniles are housed in units separate from the JDC population. The participating JDCs are:

  • Blue Ridge (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Chesapeake
  • Chesterfield
  • Merrimac (Williamsburg, VA)
  • Lynchburg
  • Rappahannock (Stafford, VA)
  • Shenandoah Valley (Staunton, VA)
  • Virginia Beach

The CPP is a partnership between the DJJ and local detention facilities to provide residential services with community re-integration planning. The local detention homes provide a highly structured, disciplined residential program for juvenile offenders committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice. The CPP programming focuses on skill development and developing competency in the areas of education, job readiness, life and social skills. Reentry planning is essential for successful adjustment to the community. The programs include services that will promote a seamless transition from incarceration to community living. Services provided focus on risk factors that can be changed using cognitive behavioral techniques and tailoring services to meet individual needs. Programs will use the Youth Assessment and Screening Instrument as the basis for case planning to address criminogenic need. Required periodic reassessments will be complete by CPP case managers to monitor the resident’s progress and make adjustments to the case plan. The services listed below serve as a guide for areas that the CPP may address:

  • Anger management;
  • Substance abuse relapse;
  • Life skills;
  • Employability services to include job seeking and job keeping skill;
  • Community service; and
  • Recreational and leisure time activities.

Residents who have not completed high school or obtained a GED will attend an in-house state certified educational program. . In those cases where a resident is 18 years or older and has completed high school or received their GED, participation in post-secondary classes, vocational classes or an employability and independent living skills curriculum is required. Residents may participate in a work or education release program to assist in finding stable employment immediately upon release or to attend college classes.

The goal is to place residents in the CPP closest to their home community in order to increase community connections and family visitation.

Male offenders:

  • Who have completed treatment
  • Are preferably at least age 16 up to 20
  • Have 3 to 12 months left on their LOS
  • Have demonstrated consistent, stable behavior
  • Have been 90 days major charge free; 30 days moderate charge free
  • Have no active DOC or jail time

Yes, under the following conditions:

Major offenders are not to be considered for placement in CPP until the first Major Offender Case Review has been completed. Major Offender placements require the approval of the Director.

Serious offenders can be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Each CPP will have a dedicated CPP Case Manager for the program at the detention facility. This person, along with the parole office will develop a Comprehensive Re-entry Case Plan (CRCP) for each resident.

Referrals are made by the JCC Counselor in collaboration with the parole officer. Residents are referred through the institutional case management system. Final approval will come from the Central Classification and Review Committee (CRCC).

No. Once the referral is made and the youth is determined to be eligible for placement, the detention facility must accept him into the program.

The detention facility will provide the following:

  1. Room and Board
  2. Daily Supervision
  3. Basic Services (including education, recreation, employability and independent living skills training, etc.)
  4. Routine basic medical services
  5. Transportation
  6. Surveillance and Monitoring while away from the facility
  7. Visitation

This is not an exhaustive list.

Any 294 approved vendors may be used provided that they will continue providing services once the juvenile is back in the community. The goal is continuity for the youth.

For routine, non-overnight outings (i.e., employment, job interviews, community-based services), “blanket” approval may be obtained through the RDC case manager who will take it through the DJJ case management review process (CCRC). If appropriate, parents may be considered for providing transportation, and that approval must be obtained through CCRC, via the RDC case manager. It is best to determine what community-based outings will be taking place and transportation logistics as far in advance as possible to obtain appropriate approvals and allow the juvenile to fully benefit from the program.

Any overnight outings (furloughs) must be individually approved by CCRC via the RDC case manager. These will be limited in nature and must relate to a specific identified need in the CRCP and be a focused and targeted intervention.

In order to plan accordingly for both routine and overnight outings, requests should be made about 2 weeks in advance. RDC case managers must have the requests in no later than Wednesday prior to the Thursday ICRC meetings. CCRC then meets on the following Tuesday.

The detention home case manager shall notify the RDC case manager and the parole officer of the planned release date at least thirty days prior to discharge by telephone and follow-up in writing. Any changes, thereafter, shall be communicated by telephone to the RDC case manager and the parole officer within 24 hours. Authorization to release a resident to a parent or guardian shall be forwarded by the RDC case manager to the detention home case manager. The parole officer shall be responsible for finalizing the CRCP and furnishing the resident wirtten documentation of the conditions of parole and instructing him regarding the same.

Contact Info

Angela Valentine
Chief Deputy Director
(804) 625-3397
Angela.Valentine@djj.virginia.gov