Juvenile Detention Center General Information


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.

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.


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.


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.


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 3 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.


Map and Directions to the Fairfax County Juvenile Court and the Juvenile Detention Center

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