Juvenile Services Administration
The Division of Juvenile Services is part of the Lynchburg Department of Human Services. Our division serves at-risk youth and families from the region including but not limited to the city of Lynchburg and the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, and Nelson.
The purpose of Juvenile Services is to serve at-risk youth and families who are before a Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court by providing a continuum of assistance that include prevention, early intervention, residential services, home- based services, and secure detention. Programs are based on a restorative justice model which emphasizes public safety, accountability, and rehabilitation. Lynchburg Juvenile Services strives to provide comprehensive, collaborative, and quality services that empower youth and families to create a model community.
Lynchburg Juvenile Services is comprised of the Lynchburg Youth Group Home (formerly SPARC House and Opportunity House), the Lynchburg Regional Juvenile Detention Center, Outreach Detention Services, Youth and Prevention Services, and Comprehensive Services Act (CSA). The Group Home and the Detention Center are located on the same grounds and are known as the Lynchburg Juvenile Services Complex.
The Children's Services Act established a single state pool of funds to purchase services for eligible youth and their families.
The Lynchburg Regional Juvenile Detention Center (LRJDC) provides care for up to 48 youth who are awaiting adjudication or disposition from a Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court for a delinquent offense; serving a short term sentence given by the Court; participants in the Post Dispositional Program (Post D), Community Placement Program (CPP) or the Re-Entry Program; or being held while waiting to be transported to the State Department of Juvenile Justice or other placement.
The Lynchburg Department of Social Services is combined with the Lynchburg Department of Juvenile Services to form the Department of Human Services. It is one of 120 local departments in Virginia's state-supervised, locally-administered public social services system.
Youth and Prevention Services provides a rewarding environment for the growth and development of youth.
The Lynchburg Youth Group Home (LYGH) provides crisis stabilization through its shelter care services as well as a longer term program for those juveniles between the ages of 12 to 17 that require greater structure and supervision than can be provided in their home.