Chesapeake Juvenile Services is dedicated to providing quality secure and safe short-term and long-term detention services to the juveniles in our facility by order of the courts. Programming includes education, group counseling, individual counseling, medical services, mental health assessments, behavior management, job readiness, life skills and recreational activities.
Express your comments or concerns to the Division of Juvenile Services.
Chesapeake Juvenile Services Center Education Program provides appropriate educational services to school-aged children and youth residing at Chesapeake Juvenile Services Center.
Detention is a secure place where juveniles are held until their next court hearing or until they have received their disposition. In some instances, juveniles may have been sentenced to detention as a disposition.
It is the policy of Chesapeake Juvenile Services (CJS) to fully comply with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and the National Standards promulgated by the United States Department of Justice to prevent, detect, and respond to prison rape under PREA and to provide a safe, humane, and secure environment for all residents free of sexual abuse and sexual harassment.
Thank you for your interest and desire to volunteer with Chesapeake Juvenile Services (CJS) a division of the Department of Human Services for the City of Chesapeake. CJS is an organization of well-trained professionals dedicated to the positive development of court involved youth detained in our care.
- What is the address of the detention home and how do I write to a juvenile?
420 Albemarle Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23322
- Residents will be provided scheduled opportunities for writing letters to anyone except a resident of another juvenile detention or correction facility.
- Pencils, paper, and envelopes will be provided by Chesapeake Juvenile Services.
- Staff will collect the sealed envelopes and mail them.
- Staff is not permitted to read mail.
- It is important that residents address outgoing mail properly and clearly.
- Incoming mail will be distributed daily.
- While Chesapeake Juvenile Services staff will not read mail, it will be opened to inspect for contraband.
- When is visitation and who can visit?
Only parents and legal guardians may visit residents.
Visiting hours are Wednesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Parents are not permitted to bring residents anything during visitation.
Please bring proper identification, and be advised of the following:
- Personal property items (purses, pouches, etc.) are not allowed in the facility and should be left in the car during visitation.
- All visitors are subject to electronic search upon entry.
- Please refrain from wearing shorts, hats, tank tops and t-shirts with derogatory logos or advertisements.
- Contraband items, including tobacco products, alcohol, weapons, lighters, food, etc., are not permitted in the facility.
- Smoking, eating, and drinking are not allowed during visitation.
- You may not pass anything to the residents.
- How can I find out if a juvenile is detained?
During the intake procedure of a juvenile, one of our staff will call to notify you of your child’s placement in detention. You will be given an opportunity to speak briefly with your child. We will address any questions you may have at that time.