Juvenile Detention Center General Information


If your child is being detained in the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center then you may find the following information helpful. Minors charged with delinquent offenses are held pending a further hearing or disposition. Contact with parents or guardians to collect health information is made by an administrator at the time of a child's intake into the Juvenile Detention Center. If we have been unable to make contact with you the first day your child is with us or you have a medical or mental health concern, please call  a Shift Administrator at 703-246-2844.

 

Zero Tolerance Policy

FCJDC Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) POLICY - The Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center has a Zero Tolerance Policy for any form of sexual abuse, sexual misconduct or sexual harassment.  It is the policy of the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center (FCJDC) to ensure that sexual activity between staff and juveniles, volunteers or contract personnel and juveniles, regardless of consensual status, is prohibited and subject to administrative disciplinary action and/or criminal prosecution.

Resident to resident sexual activity, sexual assault, rape, sexual conduct and sexual contact as defined in this policy and within the Code of Virginia are also prohibited. All residents are expected to have a clear understanding that the FCJDC strictly prohibits any type of sexual activity with another resident, staff member, volunteer or contract personnel which includes sexual abuse, sexual harassment and sexual misconduct. Any form of founded sexual activity is considered to be a serious breach of this policy and will not be tolerated. Engaging in a personal and/or sexual relationship may result in program related discipline and/or possible criminal prosecution.

To make sure that sexual misconduct is reported, the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center has several ways for parents and third parties to report. You may use the reporting method with which you are most comfortable.

For emotional support services related to sexual abuse, you may contact Victim Services at 703-246-2141

Logo for Adobe Reader JDRDC 2015 Annual Report of PREA Sexual Abuse Incidents
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Responding to Allegations of Sexual Abuse or Sexual Harassment

The Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) has the legal authority and shall be the investigating authority for all allegations of sexual abuse or sexual harassment as defined by the Department of Justice (DOJ) referred for investigation by any of the residential programs operating under the FJDRDC, unless the allegation does not involve potentially criminal behavior.

Responsibilities of the parties for investigating and conducting criminal investigations related to Sexual Abuse and Sexual Harassment:

  1. The FJDRDC programs shall identify qualified persons to respond to and conduct initial investigations into all allegations of sexual harassment or sexual abuse to determine if the issue is to be handled administratively, or referred to FCPD Major Crimes Division as a criminal matter.
  2. FCPD Major Crimes Division (MCD) will be responsible for conducting criminal investigations into any allegations of a sexual assault that occurs at, or is reported from, any of the five residential programs located in the confines of Fairfax County. 
    • The Juvenile Detention Center
    • The Transitional Living Program
    • The Boys Probation House
    • The Shelter Care Program
    • The Foundation Program
  3. Upon the request of the FCPD, the FJDRDC will provide MCD detectives unrestricted access to any physical area under their control at any of the five residential programs in order to conduct their criminal investigation.
  4. A resident of any of the five residential programs can obtain access to outside victim advocates for emotional support services related to sexual abuse by calling the FCPD Victim Services Section 24/7 phone line at 703-246-2141.
  5. Upon conclusion of the criminal investigation, the FCPD will provide a copy of the case file to the FJDRDC for its administrative investigation. Law enforcement records concerning juveniles are confidential pursuant to Va. Code Ann. 16.1-301, and are not to be open to inspection or disclosed except as provided in Va. Code Ann. 16.1-301.

Notification Procedures

  1. The FJDRDC shall immediately notify the Department of Public Safety Communications (DPSC) when an allegation of a sexual assault has been reported at any of the residential programs and a referral determination has been made.
  2. Upon being notified of an incident by the FJDRDC, DPSC will dispatch patrol officers to identify the scene, identify witnesses, preserve evidence to be collected, and contact the FCPD MCD on-call supervisor. During normal business hours, the FJDRDC may directly notify the FCPD MCD on-call supervisor via the Police Liaison Commander.
  3. The lead detective assigned to the case will be responsible for notifying the Victim Service Section (VSS) of the Fairfax County Police Department to have a VSS Specialist accompany the victim during the investigative process.
Logo for Adobe Reader 2016 Memorandum of Understanding pdf file - 0.56 MB

PREA Audit Results

Logo for Adobe Reader Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center
Final PREA Audit Report - April 7, 2016
pdf file - 0.13 MB

Property

Your child will not need money. The Juvenile Detention Center will provide clothing, hygiene items, and food. Personal property (magazines, books, stamps, etc.) may be delivered during the following times:

  • Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Monday & Thursday: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Property will not be accepted during visitation times.

Please make arrangements for prompt pick-up of your child's property after release.

 

Care

The Juvenile Detention Center will provide for your child's physical needs. He or she will continue to need your moral support during this period of confinement.

The Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center's rated capacity allows up to 77 boys and girls in 7 living units consisting of 11 youth each. Two trained and experienced child care workers are on duty in each living unit from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m., at which time all residents are placed in their rooms.

Communications between Juvenile Detention Center staff and parents are limited while your child is being detained . The Juvenile Detention Center staff will contact you as soon as it is possible if:

  • Your child is charged with a criminal offense as a result of illegal conduct within the Juvenile Detention Center.
  • Your child has attempted a self-destructive act.
  • Your child is removed from the Juvenile Detention Center for emergency medical care due to illness or injury.  Please remember that parents are financially responsible for emergency care and prescriptions.

Parents will not be contacted about their child's behavioral problems unless the Juvenile Detention Center staff deems it is a serious issue. Parents will learn about their child's conduct from the court report prepared by Juvenile Detention Center staff.

 

Structure

The program is highly structured and rules are consistently enforced. We attempt to create an atmosphere of physical and mental achievement in a varied schedule that consists of:

  • Socials
  • Movies
  • Therapeutic recreation
  • Alcohol/Drug education
  • School
  • Values Clarification Group Sessions
  • Human Sexual Awareness and Health
  • Bible Study & Religious Services (optional)

The Juvenile Detention Center provides the services of two full-time Public Health Nurses, a consulting Pediatrician, a Psychologist, and a Mental Health Therapist from the Fairfax - Falls Church Community Services Board. 

 

Questions

If you have any questions regarding any of our programs or services please do not hesitate to call 703-246-2844 and the receptionist will put you in touch with the appropriate administrator or staff member.

The facility address is 10650 Page Avenue Fairfax, VA 22030

Monday - Friday 7:00AM - 4:30 PM, the facility has two 20-minute parking spots for parent usage. Anything requiring a longer length of time should use parking in Garage B (paid parking) on Page Avenue.

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