Detention Counselors are on duty 24 hours a day to provide care and to discuss any adjustment to detention problems that a child may be experiencing. During work hours, Probation Officers are available to answer court procedural questions a child may have about his/her case. Detention Home policy allows for attorneys to visit and answer legal questions.
The Detention Home provides an on going Educational Program for all detainees. Currently, special education teachers are provided by The Henrico County School Board to meet the educational demands of our juvenile population. These teachers provide assignments either through individualized lessons or through the school that the child was attending at the time that he/she was placed in detention.
In addition to school, children placed in detention are provided with daily therapeutic recreational activities. These activities may consist of quiet table games, arts and crafts to more active games such as football, basketball, etc. The children are also offered, on an optional basis, interdenominational religious activities such as Sunday Services and Bible Studies.
All children placed in this facility are required to undergo a physical examination and a Mental Health assessment to determine if there is a need for additional services upon release or while in detention. A full time Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse are on duty during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
There is a psychologist available from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at the detention home to evaluate the children. Psychological Crisis situations after hours are handled through Henrico County Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services