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Marilyn G. Brown

Assistant Director
Willie A. May
(804) 706-2753

Principal of the Detention Home School
Anthony McLaurin
(804) 706-2160

Phone Numbers
(804) 748-1460
(804) 768-7735 Fax

Mailing Address
Chesterfield County Juvenile Detention Home
9600 Krause Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832Map this 


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Frequently Asked Questions for Detention Home

Arrest and Court Procedures

As a parent or guardian, how can I find out if a juvenile has been detained?

During the intake process of a juvenile, a staff member will call to notify you of your child’s placement in detention. We will address any questions you may have at that time and you will be given an opportunity to speak briefly with your child.

If my child has just been brought to the Juvenile Detention Home by the police, when and where will the detention hearing be held?

Detention hearings are held at the Chesterfield Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

Usually, detention hearings are held at 10 a.m. on the next business day after a juvenile has been brought to the Juvenile Detention Home. The Code of Virginia specifies that a juvenile is entitled to a detention hearing within 72 hours of arrest.

Where is the Chesterfield Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court located?

7000 Lucy Corr Blvd.
Chesterfield, VA 23832
(804) 748-1379

Can I bond out my child?

Contact the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Clerk’s Office,
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., call (804) 748-1379.

During non-court working hours, call the magistrate at (804) 748-1410.

Release Procedures

What time will my son or daughter return to detention from court?

We are unable to determine what time youth will return from court because they are transported as a group by the Chesterfield County Sherriff's Department.

If your child is being released from court we recommend you call the Juvenile Detention Home at (804) 748-1460 and leave a phone number where you can be contacted. Once your child returns from court and we have all necessary paperwork, we will call you.

In court, the judge stated that my child was eligible for “HIP” or “Electronic Monitoring”. What does that mean?

The Home Incarceration Program (HIP) is an alternative to secure detention and includes Outreach and Electronic Monitoring.

All juveniles referred by the court must be screened for eligibility by a Home Incarceration Officer. If your child is found to be eligible for HIP, the Home Incarceration Officer will meet with you and your child to discuss program requirements.

For more information, please see Alternative Programs.

If my child was sentenced to a set number of days in detention, when will they be released?

A youth who was sentenced by the court to a set number of days in detention may be released after those days at the time they were admitted to the Juvenile Detention Home once they returned from court.

For example, a juvenile who was sentenced to three days in detention and returned to the Juvenile Detention Home from court on Monday at 3:15 p.m. could be released on Thursday at 3:15 p.m.

Weekend Detention

My child is court ordered to spend weekends in detention. What is the drop-off and pick-up procedure?

Your child must arrive at the detention home after 6:00 p.m. on the Friday of the weekend his or her detention starts. The child can then be picked up at the same time on Sunday as he or she arrived on Friday.

For example, a child dropped off at 7:15 p.m. on Friday can be picked up at 7:15 on Sunday.

Mail, School, and Religious Services

Are juveniles allowed to send and receive mail?


  • Residents are provided scheduled opportunities for writing letters to anyone except a resident of another juvenile detention or correctional facility.
  • The Detention Home will provide pencils, paper, envelopes, and postage.
  • Staff will collect the sealed envelopes and mail them.
  • Staff are not permitted to read mail.
  • It is important that residents address outgoing mail properly and clearly.


  • Will be distributed daily.
  • Staff members will not read incoming mail, but will be opened and inspected for contraband.
  • Legal mail will be opened in the presence of the resident

How should I address mail to a juvenile?

Juvenile’s Name
9600 Krause Rd.
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Will my child be attending school while in detention?

Yes. State law requires that juveniles attend school while in detention, even if the youth has graduated or has received a GED.

For more information, please see Education.

Does the Detention Home offer religious services?

Yes. Religious activities are offered regularly and participation is strictly voluntary. Parents or an assigned probation officer may make special arrangements during business hours for individual religious counseling.

For more information, please call (804) 748-1460 and ask to speak with an administrator.

Parent Resources

I have a child who is out of control and will not listen. What can I do?

If your child is defiant and out of control, call Mental Health Support Services at (804) 768-7204.

Parents with challenges may also wish to contact Prevention Services for a consultation at (804) 768-7800.

Can I bring my child to the Detention Home and admit him or her to teach them a lesson or schedule a tour of the Detention Home?

No. All youths are placed in detention by court order. The Juvenile Detention Home does not have any type of “scared straight” program. While popularized in the media, research and evidence suggests that such programs tend to have the opposite effect on a youth.

For resources please contact Mental Health Support Services at (804) 768-7204 or Prevention Services at (804) 768-7800.

How do I get information about services for my juvenile?

Call the Chesterfield Department of Youth Planning and Development at (804) 796-7100.

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