health services

Health Services

Health Services is comprised of the medical, nursing, and behavioral services units. These units work together to ensure comprehensive care for residents within our JCCs. Our work begins when residents arrive at a JCC. New residents are given comprehensive medical, dental, and psychological evaluations. We assume medical responsibility for our residents and ensure that they receive community standard of care throughout their stay with us. At discharge, we provide a minimum of 30 days’ worth of all medications a resident is currently taking to ensure that discharge does not adversely affect a resident’s health.

Medical Unit

The Medical Unit provides all the medical care that you would normally expect from your family physician. The unit consists of one full-time MD, two nurse practitioners, and two full-time dentists. We also have one part-time psychiatrist as well as multiple contract psychiatrists. When residents need specialist level care, we work with local providers to ensure that the appropriate offsite care is provided.

Nursing Unit

In each of the JCCs nursing care is provided through licensed RNs and LPNs working 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Nurses are an integral part of the multidisciplinary teamwork at each of the JCCs.

Nurses are responsible for:

  • Seeing residents in scheduled clinics and for emergency and urgent care
  • Providing health education to residents
  • Triaging residents for acute and chronic conditions
  • Consulting with medical providers regularly regarding the care of the residents
  • Coordinating and assisting the providers with medical, dental, and psychiatric clinics 3-5 days a week
  • Holding a nurse-run clinic (sick call) 7 days a week
  • Providing medications as ordered by the physicians, dentists and nurse practitioners

Behavioral Services Unit

The Behavioral Service Unit (BSU) is composed of clinical treatment staff with a minimum of master’s level of training in social work, psychology, and counseling. The BSU is responsible for:

  • Providing mental health, aggression management, sex offender, and substance abuse treatment services both individually and in group settings
  • Implementing clinical treatment programs that are evidence-based or informed
  • Providing family therapy to residents and their families
  • Providing psychological evaluations of residents
  • Developing treatment plans in accordance with residents’ needs
  • Conducting assessments to determine residents' existing mental health needs and exit risk assessment evaluations to aid in determining transition needs relative to a successful reentry to the community

Contact Info

Mark Murphy, MS, LPC, CSOTP, CCE-Juv
Behavioral / Health Services Administrator
(804) 588-3882
Mark.Murphy@djj.virginia.gov

Dr. Chris Moon, MD, CCHP
Chief Physician
(804) 588-3882
Christopher.Moon@djj.virginia.gov

Elizebeth Morse, CPNP, CCE-Juv
Chief Nurse
(804) 588-3883
Elizebeth.Morse@djj.virginia.gov

Dr. Robin Binford-Weaver, Ph.D. LCP
Chief Psychologist
(804) 588-3907
Robin.Binford@djj.virginia.gov