Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center (BAJCC), located in Chesterfield County, is a secure facility with an operational capacity of 272 beds. BAJCC serves youth generally ranging in age from 14-20 (in accordance with Virginia Code § 16.1-278.7, youth ages 11 and older may be committed in some cases), who have been committed by the juvenile court for crimes ranging from misdemeanors to felonies. The youth at BAJCC are referred to as residents, and they receive mental health and rehabilitative counseling services. Specialized treatment programs include substance abuse treatment, aggression management, sex offender treatment, and intensive therapeutic programming. Academic and career readiness training are provided on campus, and residents are able to earn a high school or equivalency diploma. Recreation, religious services, and volunteer programming are also provided. Communication with family members and natural supports is encouraged to maintain and further develop relationships. Residents may communicate by mail, phone calls, and during visitation.
As the threat of COVID-19 subsides, DJJ is pleased to announce that we have once again opened our doors to in-person visitation. We welcome visitors every Sunday, either from 8:30-11 a.m. or from 1-3:30 p.m. Up to two visitors at a time will be allowed to attend only one of the two available sessions each week. Out of an abundance of caution, we will continue to implement COVID-19 precautions during visits, including masking, social distancing, and screening protocols. For more information about these restrictions, please click HERE. Visitors must adhere to all guidelines provided in the document, or risk either being denied entrance or having the visit ended prematurely. Children of residents may accompany visitors, but arrangements must be made with the resident's counselor in advance. The Visitation Rules and Privileges policy is still in effect. This includes guidelines for eligible visitors and strict adherence to the dress code. To review this policy, click HERE.
All residents are afforded visitation privileges. Personal items must be secured in the vehicle; keys must be surrendered at the door. All visitors are subject to a search. All visitors 13 years of age and older must have picture identification and be on a pre-approved visitor list. Visitors are expected to refrain from wearing suggestive or offensive clothing. Directions to the facility and specific rules regarding visitation are mailed to the guardian upon arrival of the resident and well before the opportunity to visit.
Officers of the court, law enforcement personnel, legal counsel and their staff may visit with residents by making arrangements with the assigned JCC Counselor. Photo identification is required. Visitation is confined to business days and hours. Exceptions to these guidelines require the approval of the JCC Superintendent.
We and especially our residents look forward to working with you to ensure our visitation events are successful.
Bon Air JCC wishes to expand its volunteer program in the areas of recreation and arts, specifically musical instrument instruction and chorus. The facility also needs volunteers to establish support groups for Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Donations are accepted for academic scholarships; recreation equipment, games, art supplies, musical instruments and PG-rated movies also are needed.
Volunteers are needed:
All volunteers must comply with applicable Department policies and facility rules. If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of the youth at our facility, contact:
Tawnya Hayes, Volunteer Coordinator
Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center
1900 Chatsworth Avenue
Richmond, VA 23235