For Parents & General Information

Visitation Hours and Rules

Pod A, Pod B & Post-Dispositional Males

  • Tuesday: 6 to 7 pm
  • Sunday: 1 to 2 pm

Pod C & Post-Dispositional Females

  • Thursday: 6 to 7 pm
  • Sunday: 4 to 5 pm

Re-Entry Program Males & Females

  • Wednesday: 6 to 7 pm
  • Sunday: 2:30 to 3:30 pm

Community Placement Program (CPP) Males & Females

  • Wednesday: 6 to 7 pm
  • Sunday: 2:30 to 3:30 pm

Visitation Rules

All the following rules apply to CPP and Re-Entry with the exception that they may have up to four visitors that are pre-approved by the Department of Juvenile Justice. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to a visit to sign in.

  • No more than 2 visitors will be admitted on any visitation day.
  • You must be a parent or legal guardian.
  • You will be requested to present a photo identification.
  • You will be required to pass through a metal detector.
  • Do not give anything directly to your child.
  • Female visitors are asked to leave their purses in their cars.
  • Children may not be left unsupervised in the lobby.
  • Outside food and drink is not permitted. There are vending machines on site where you may purchase two snacks and one drink.
  • Parents suspected of being intoxicated or under the influence of drugs will be denied admittance.
  • Hostile, argumentative or disruptive visitors will be asked to leave immediately.
  • Parents or legal guardians who cannot visit during normal visitation hours due to justifiable reasons must make special arrangements with the Lynchburg Regional Juvenile Detention Center (LRJDC) for a supervised visit.


Your child will not need money, clothing, hygiene items, or food. LRJDC will provide all personal care needs. Please make arrangements for prompt pick-up of your child's property after release.


Your child may send and receive mail. When sending a letter, please put your child's name on the envelope. Please do not send any items through the mail. We will provide two stamps and two envelopes per week. Any additional materials for correspondence will need to be provided by a parent or guardian. All mail must go through the United Postal Service. Hand delivered mail will not be accepted.

Reading Material

The LRJDC has a library that is part of the school program. Your child has the opportunity to select books or magazines twice per week. There are also items available on the pod for everyday use. We will not accept any outside reading materials.

Personal Phone Calls

All detainees are entitled to an intake phone call. Your child may make three phone calls per week and may call whomever they wish unless extenuating circumstances exist. Phone calls are part of behavior management and are a privilege that may be lost in the event your child fails to comply with the program rules. Detainees are not allowed to receive any personal telephone calls.

Program 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:

  • Movies
  • Recreation
  • Alcohol/drug education
  • Street law program
  • Social skills activities
  • Bible study and religious services offered twice a week (optional)
  • Chaplain weekly visit (optional)
  • School program (see School Program section)

Medical Services

The LRJDC provides the services of a full-time Registered Nurse, a consulting Physician, and a Mental Health Therapist from Horizon Behavioral Health. Please be advised that prescriptions and outside medical costs are the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian unless your child is a part of the CPP or Re-Entry programs. For special questions or concerns, you may call the nurse at 434-455-7880.

Important: Please bring all medications for your child in the original pill bottle as soon as possible after admission. In the event of a medical condition or allergy, notify the nurse or a member of administration immediately.

School Program

An educational plan will be created for each student developed in cooperation with the students' home school and will be designed to meet specific instructional needs and goals. The plan will also provide the student with the opportunity to stay on pace for graduation or to earn a General Educational Development Certificate by successfully passing the GED test. The LRJDC Educational Program follows Lynchburg City Schools' academic year calendar. The school day begins at 8:15 am and ends at 2:50 pm. Students follow a seven-period schedule. Students are enrolled in a Summer Enrichment Program two weeks after the last day of school and two weeks before the school year begins. Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests are administered during the Fall and Spring of each school year. For further information, please email Lauren Calloway.

Food Service

Lynchburg Juvenile Detention Center follows a menu that is approved through the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program monitored and developed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Things like calories, sodium content, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are considered when developing menus. If your child has any food allergies please contact our Nurse at the Detention Center.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Contact Administration

Please feel free to call for questions and concerns, but also be aware that communication between the facility and parents is limited while your child is being detained. Parents will not be contacted about their child's behavioral problems unless the Juvenile Detention Center staff deems it is a serious issue. 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.