The 28th Court Service Unit serves the citizens of Smyth County, Washington County and the City of Bristol by providing for the safety of the public and delivery of services to delinquent youth, victims of domestic abuse, family controversy related to support, custody, visitation, child abuse and neglect, and status offenders.
Virginia Juvenile Community Crime Control Act (VJCCCA) programs are offered in this area by the Highlands Detention Alternatives Program with the Appalachian Juvenile Commission. Services include electronic monitoring, intensive supervision, the Shoplifters Program, outreach detention and monitoring of community service work.
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
We offer placement opportunities for undergraduate and graduate level students. Students are exposed to a wide variety of experiences in the juvenile justice system including intake processing, social history preparation, probation case management, direct care services, parole planning, and court procedure. Please call (276) 676-6284 for further details.