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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the address of the detention home and how do I write to a juvenile?
420 Albemarle Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23322
- Residents will be provided scheduled opportunities for writing letters to anyone except a resident of another juvenile detention or correction facility.
- Pencils, paper, and envelopes will be provided by Chesapeake Juvenile Services.
- Staff will collect the sealed envelopes and mail them.
- Staff is not permitted to read mail.
- It is important that residents address outgoing mail properly and clearly.
- Incoming mail will be distributed daily.
- While Chesapeake Juvenile Services staff will not read mail, it will be opened to inspect for contraband.
When is visitation and who can visit?
Only parents and legal guardians may visit residents
Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. and Sundays 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Parents are not permitted to bring residents anything during visitation.
Please bring proper identification, and be advised of the following:
- Personal property items (purses, pouches, etc.) are not allowed in the facility and should be left in the car during visitation.
- All visitors are subject to electronic search upon entry.
- Please refrain from wearing shorts, hats, tank tops and t-shirts with derogatory logos or advertisements.
- Contraband items, including tobacco products, alcohol, weapons, lighters, food, etc., are not permitted in the facility.
- Smoking, eating, and drinking are not allowed during visitation.
- You may not pass anything to the residents.
How can I find out if a juvenile is detained?
During the intake procedure of a juvenile, one of our staff will call to notify you of your child’s placement in detention. You will be given an opportunity to speak briefly with your child. We will address any questions you may have at that time.
What can I bring my child while he or she is in detention?
If your child takes prescribed medications, they may be brought to the main entrance of the detention home. All clothing and hygiene items are issued by the detention home.
Will my child be attending school while in detention?
Yes, all residents must attend school.
Does the Juvenile Services Center offer religious services?
Yes, religious activities are offered regularly and participation in them is strictly voluntary.
Can I bring my child to the detention home and admit him or her to teach them a lesson?
No, the youths in detention are put there by court order.