Residential Services

Counselor talking with resident

Residential Services is responsive to the needs of juvenile offenders and their families and directs the development of standards ensuring public safety and the provision of appropriate services to offenders, both while committed to the Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center and when transitioned into the community.

The Residential Services section is composed of:

  • Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center - A secure facility operated by DJJ where 24-hour a day care is provided to juveniles committed to DJJ after they are processed by the Central Admission and Placement (CAP) unit.
  • Central Admission and Placement (CAP) Unit - Receives and reviews all commitment packets and conducts the intake, orientation, and evaluation phase of a resident’s direct care admission.
  • Health Services - Initiates health and wellness practices for adolescents through patient education, individual therapy, and medical interventions with the goal of returning residents to the community in an overall improved state of health.
  • Community Placement Program (CPP) - Highly structured, disciplined residential programs for juveniles committed to locally-operated juvenile detention centers (JDCs). CPPs allow residents to be closer to their home communities to make transitions easier after they are released. Programs focus on specific treatment needs, risk factors and developing competency in the areas of education, job readiness, and life and social skills.
  • Secure Detention Facilities - Also called homes or centers, secure detention facilities are community-based, locally-operated residential facilities that provide temporary care for youth requiring secure custody pending court disposition or placement, or who are placed in the facility by the court as a sanction once found guilty of an offense. Detainees participate in structured programs including school, recreational activities and, in some facilities, limited therapeutic activities.