The 2nd District Court Service Unit provides domestic and delinquent intake services, juvenile probation, and parole services to the City of Virginia Beach. We welcome and appreciate the support of volunteers to assist with probation aide and clerical duties.
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 Second District Court Service Unit for the City of Virginia Beach accepts both volunteers and interns. An interview, application and extensive background check, both criminal and child protective services, will be required of all potential volunteers/interns. Applicants must have no criminal record, no cases pending before any court and must be at least 18 years of age.
Volunteer opportunities are listed below. Not all positions may have openings at the time of application.
ASSISTANT VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR – Maintain monthly reports, volunteer files, arrange and conduct tours of juvenile facilities. Assist in the planning and execution of special events, volunteer recognition and fund raising events. Computer skills are helpful. COMMITMENT – one morning a week.
CLERICAL ASSISTANT – Provide clerical support to the CSU by answering phones, greeting clients, performing typing duties, office responsibilities and other clerical tasks as needed. COMMITMENT – one or two days per week.
COURT ASSISTANT – Assist the Judge during court hearings, record summary information, complete forms and escort families to the probation department. COMMITMENT – one day per week from 8:30 to 2:00.
DESIGN A VOLUNTEER JOB – If you have an idea for using your particular skills, call 757-385-4895 for an appointment to discuss it!
PROBATION AIDE – Duties will vary but may include contact with client and parents, detention reviews, “Think Tank” sessions, collateral contacts with schools and therapists, complete social histories and/or YASI. COMMITMENT – Flexible, however, Probation Aides must be responsible for meeting time constraints once duties are assigned.
FAMILY ADVOCACY NETWORK SERVICES – Contact victims of family violence to provide information, support, and referrals and help the victim navigate the legal system. Contact Samaritan House at 757-631-0710, if interested.
Please call Brooke Henderson at 757-385-8419 for an application or send your complete address by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be patient with our process as it takes 6 to 8 weeks to complete the background check required by the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice.