In addition to mandated services, each CSU office has a VJCCCA program providing services which may include community service, first time offender, law related education or case management.
The City of Petersburg funds a trial release officer and surveillance officers who coordinate and provide surveillance services to juveniles in the Pre/Post Trial Program. This program reduces the number of juveniles detained by the Petersburg Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court and provides alternatives to staff for graduated sanctions. All jurisdictions in the 11th have some form of surveillance to include either electronic monitoring or voice identification.
The 11th District Court Service Unit offers volunteer opportunities for undergraduate students and affords them an opportunity to either volunteer for service hours and experience or to use the hours for their internship credit as part of their college curriculum. Placement for the internship positions is competitive and the applicants will need to complete the volunteer application and participate in an interview process. All volunteers are subject to criminal background check and child protective services check. The Petersburg offices as well as the branch offices of Dinwiddie, Amelia, and Nottoway all participate in the volunteer/internship program at the court service unit.
Volunteer assignments are generally with the Probation Officer or with the Community Juvenile Officer assigned to local Crime Control Programs in Petersburg. Experiences include, maintaining contact with youth in detention, court coverage, completing social history reports, monitoring youth on probation, or youth in diversion programs and assisting with Life Skills groups and the community service program. Volunteer opportunities are available during normal work hours Monday-Friday as well as Saturday mornings. Training is provided to the volunteers.
For further information please contact:
11th District Court Service Unit
200 N. Sycamore Street, Suite 100
Petersburg, VA 23803