The 11th District Court Service Unit provides domestic and delinquent intake services, juvenile probation and parole services to the City of Petersburg and the Counties of Amelia, Dinwiddie, Nottoway, and Powhatan. We partner with a variety of local programs and schools to provide diversion, detention alternatives, and early intervention services.
We welcome interns through local colleges and universities through a competitive process.
For youth on probation and parole, court service unit staff have access to a variety of contracted services including assessments and evaluations, individual therapy, family therapy, substance abuse treatment, therapy for youth with sexualized behaviors, and life skills coaching. CSUs access these services through DJJ's contracted regional service coordinators. A directory of services available through DJJ's RSC Model is available at: https://www.amikids.org/amikids-virginia/vendor-directory
The 11th District Court Service Unit offers volunteer opportunities for undergraduate students and affords them an opportunity to either volunteer for service hours and experience or to use the hours for their internship credit as part of their college curriculum. Placement for the internship positions is competitive and the applicants will need to complete the volunteer application and participate in an interview process. All volunteers are subject to criminal background check and child protective services check. The Petersburg offices as well as the branch offices of Dinwiddie, Amelia, and Nottoway all participate in the volunteer/internship program at the court service unit.
Volunteer assignments are generally with the Probation Officer or with the Community Juvenile Officer assigned to local Crime Control Programs in Petersburg. Experiences include, maintaining contact with youth in detention, court coverage, completing social history reports, monitoring youth on probation, or youth in diversion programs and assisting with Life Skills groups and the community service program. Volunteer opportunities are available during normal work hours Monday-Friday as well as Saturday mornings. Training is provided to the volunteers.
For further information please contact:
11th District Court Service Unit
200 N. Sycamore Street, Suite 100
Petersburg, VA 23803