DJJ has built a continuum of services to address the need for public safety, address criminogenic needs, hold juveniles accountable, and are evidence-based. DJJ is committed to achieving its transformation goals in the juvenile correctional center (JCC) and operations with (i) smaller, treatment-oriented facilities, (ii) more appropriately geographically located facilities, and (iii) statewide alternatives to placement in a JCC.

Community Placement Programs (CPPs) are housed within local detention homes and provide multiple structured rehabilitative programs for juveniles committed to DJJ. The programs are highly structured residential programs based on evidence informed interventions that address specific criminogenic needs and risk factors and include community reentry planning. CPPs are located regionally throughout the state so that residents will be closer to their home communities. The programs focus on positive youth development, and increasing competency in the areas of education, vocational preparation, life and social skills, thinking skills, employability skills, and anger management. Research indicates that positive youth development promotes success and reduces recidivism rates.

The participating JDCs are:

  • Blue Ridge (Charlottesville)
  • Chesterfield
  • Lynchburg
  • Merrimac (Williamsburg) (male and female program)
  • Northern Virginia (Alexandria) (female program only)
  • Prince William
  • Rappahannock (Stafford)
  • Shenandoah Valley (Staunton)
  • Virginia Beach
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Resident Welding Lynchburg CPP