Community Programs

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The Community Programs Division is responsible for all DJJ court and community-based services to youth who come in contact with the juvenile justice system in 32 judicial districts throughout the Commonwealth. The Division provides a continuum of community-based interventions to youth and families through various partnerships with localities, non-profits and private entities.

Court Service Units -- CSUs are locally or state-operated entities that provide services to the juvenile and domestic relations court, including intake, investigations and reports, probation, parole, case management, and other related services in the community. Click HERE to learn more.

Community Diversion Unit -- This unit is responsible for front-end reform and system improvement efforts. The team works to improve outcomes for youth by increasing diversion opportunities, providing technical assistance and implementation support for the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI), as well as oversight and management of the Virginia Community Crime Control Act (VJCCCA).

Reentry Unit -- Provides reentry services to juvenile offenders returning to the community from commitment. Productive reentry is a seamless combination of services and resources that remove barriers to educate and prepare youth to succeed as contributing members of society. Click HERE to learn more.

Practice Improvement and Services Unit -- This unit leads system improvement and practice improvement efforts. The team leads quality assurance activities and provides coaching, implementation support and technical assistance to Court Service Units. The unit also oversees the agency's statewide continuum of services and manages more than $16 million in community-based funding. Click HERE to learn more.