The Mission of the Department of Justice Services is to promote a safe and healthy community through evidence-based practices that empower participants to achieve measurable success.

Phone (804)646-3011



Department of Justice Services Administration
730 E. Broad Street, 8th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804)646-3011
Fax: (804)646-7051

Division of Adult Programs
306 N. 8th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804)646-8955
Fax: (804)646-8994 or (804)646-0411

Juvenile Community Programs
306 N. 8th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804)646-3264
Fax: (804)646-8869

Juvenile Detention Center
1700 Oliver Hill Way
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804)646-2937
Fax: (804)646-2990

Dawn Barber, Director (804) 646-3763

  • Sophia Stephens, Director's Executive Assistant (804) 646-3011

Rhonda Gilmer, Deputy Director (804) 646-5410

Shannon Paul, Deputy Director (804) 646-5415

Robin Autry, Manager, Adult Day Reporting Center (804) 646-1525

Rodney Baskerville, Superintendent, Richmond Juvenile Detention Center (804) 646-3456

Luis Mercado, Manager, Division of Adult Programs (804) 646-0331

Janice Roach, Program Operations Manager, Juvenile Programs (804) 646-2902

Ernestine Rollins, Management Analyst Principal (804) 646-3261

Bill Wooldridge, Manager, Home Electronic Monitoring  (804) 646-8975


We welcome all comments and suggestions. Please let us know how we are doing and your suggestions on how we can improve the programs and services that we provide.

Frequently Asked Questions: Juvenile Programs

Please call the Richmond Department of Social Services Hotline at (804)646-0438. You can also call the state Child Protective Services Hotline (800)552-7096.

Please call (804)646-8087. Our Community Service Coordinator will provide information about orientation (youth must attend with parent/guardian) and participation.

The 13th District Court Service Unit at the Oliver Hill Courts Building can supply this information. You can call (804)646-2900.

Virginia law requires that any person 14 years of age or older, who is convicted of a felony, must submit to this procedure.

With the exception of very serious offenses, both the juvenile and adult justice systems generally give offenders an opportunity to demonstrate that they can learn from their mistake. These chances are usually combined with probation supervision to ensure the safety of the community and services to help the person overcome whatever deficits they may have, such as substance abuse, job training, etc.

The judge places a juvenile on probation for an offense to give the juvenile the opportunity to change the behavior causing the problem thus keeping the juvenile out of further trouble. Parole supervision is similar to probation where rules and regulations are concerned. However, parole supervision follows incarceration in a juvenile correctional center.

Frequently Asked Questions: Adult Programs

Yes, clients need access to a cell or landline phone. 

It depends upon the stipulations outlined in the court order.

No, if the client is not working; yes if they’re working full-time. Fees are based on the HEM (Home Electronic Monitoring) payment sliding scale.

No, clients must reside in the City of Richmond, Henrico or Chesterfield. 

Clients are not allowed to reside in hotels/motels permanently; extenuating circumstances however may mean they are allowed to reside there temporarily.