Juvenile Court Services

Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

Director: Elizabeth St. John

The First District Court Services Unit enhances the public safety of the Commonwealth and Chesapeake by providing the investigatory and enforcement functions for the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court (J and D Court). We are responsible for the following:

  • Screening all complaints (domestic and criminal) for either initial filing for the Court, or referring the matter to the appropriate agency;
  • Investigate all juvenile and adult cases assigned;
  • Enforce the dispositional orders of the Court; and
  • Counsel with all cases before the Court for the purposes of rehabilitation, case management, and the protection of the community.

Juvenile Intake Officers screen and assess complaints (domestic relations, protective orders and delinquent) to assure jurisdiction, venue, and probable cause before applying an appropriate action.

Intake Service Hours

  • General Public and Community Partners: Monday to Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Law Enforcement: 24 hours a day