Third District Court Service Unit
Portsmouth CSU

Provides intake, probation, parole, assessment and referral services for the Portsmouth Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, and the Portsmouth community. CSU supervisors and assigned intake, probation, and parole officers in each of the three juvenile courts provide daily docket coverage.

  • Intake services include the processing of delinquent status and domestic matters that may be unofficially diverted, or officially placed on the juvenile court docket or considered for confinement in the Chesapeake Youth Services Detention Home.
  • Probation services, including intensive probation supervision in addition to regular probation supervision, conduct specialized groups such as Law Related Education and Substance Abuse Education.
  • Parole services include casework with committed youths and their families as well as community parole supervision and intensive parole supervision.
  • Assessment services include court ordered social history investigations, substance abuse screenings and assessments, and the coordination of court ordered psychological reports through community mental health sources.

Referral coordination occurs in conjunction with intake, probation, parole, and in response to the court; depending on the needs identified by the probation officers and the judges. The Tidewater Youth Services Commission and the Friends of the Portsmouth Juvenile Court volunteer organization provide for most referral resources for juvenile delinquency matters. The Juvenile Conference Committee, under the authority of the Commission, provides a voluntary sanction utilizing a trained citizen panel that affords the youth an opportunity to avoid a court hearing and disposition; upon successful completion of the program. Additionally, the Commission provides in-home and group home resources. A limited number of youths receive services funded by the Comprehensive Services Act through the local Family Assessment and Planning Team. The Friends volunteer organization coordinates the community-service work sanctions for the court and the CSU and provides programs in response to juvenile and domestic matters. The Portsmouth’s Department of Behavioral Healthcare Services provides a part-time counselor for mental health counseling with youth and families.

Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts:

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Contact Info

Katherine Grimm
Admin Assistant:
Jessica Taylor (757) 393-8571
Portsmouth Judicial Center
1345 Court Street, Suite 201
Portsmouth, Virginia 23704
(757) 393-8571
(757) 393-8478
8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M



J&DR District Courts

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