Provides all court mandated services in addition to:
Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center (PDRC), under a contractual arrangement with Prince William County, provides the following services:
In recognition of the tremendous resource a non salary volunteer staff can represent and the Juvenile Justice experience the Court Service Unit can provide an individual the Court Service Unit provides a Volunteer Program in an effort to maximize these two concepts to the best interest of all concerned. The program offers opportunities in most areas of our operation; however our most frequently requested volunteer positions include Probation Officer Interns/Volunteers and Court Desk Volunteers. For Probation Officer Interns/Volunteers, we provide extensive training and in depth “hands-on” experiences in working with youth and their families, who are under the auspices of Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. Our volunteers are sworn in by Judges and paired with experienced officers to learn the important aspects of being a Juvenile Probation Officer. We offer placements for both undergraduate and graduate students with colleges and universities in and outside the state of Virginia for both academic credit and/or valuable work experience.
Other volunteer opportunities include clerical support, transportation, language translation, Drug Court, assistance with groups, and numerous other areas.
Our volunteers can work from once a month to everyday…days, nights and weekends. Note - for Probation Officer interns/volunteers we request a minimum of 16-24 hours a week.
The 31st District Court Service Unit is always looking for energetic people interested in working with youth and their families in the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park and County of Prince William, Virginia. The main office is located in Manassas, VA and a branch office in the Ferlazzo Complex in Woodbridge, VA. Volunteers can choose either location in which to work.
Please note - all volunteers attend a general orientation and then additional training to meet the individual needs of the each. ALL of our volunteers must pass an interview, Central Registry check, FBI, Criminal history check and a DMV check.
For additional information:
Valerie L. Lambert, Volunteer Coordinator
31st District Court Service Unit
9540 Center Street, Suite 200
Manassas, VA 20110