Chesterfield Detention Home School
- Housed within the secure confines of the detention home.
- Funded by the Virginia Department of Education, State Operated Programs.
- All faculty and staff are Chesterfield County Public School employees.
- Instruction is guided by the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) and follows Chesterfield County Public Schools curriculum and pacing guides.
- Students are enrolled in the Detention Home education program on their first day of attendance; home schools are advised to withdraw students from home school.
- Upon release, educational transfer summaries are sent to home school.
- Strong reading program with extensive library.
- Field-trip-in-reverse program brings in various speakers and programs to enrich the cultural perspectives of students.
- Services are provided for students with special education needs, English language learners, gifted/honors programs, general education diplomas (GED).
- Workforce certifications are available to complete.
Letter From School Principal
Frequently Asked Questions
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For more information, please contact the Detention Home School by calling 804-706-2160.
All residents are explained medical services and how to receive them at the detention home. Additionally:
- Upon admission all residents are assessed for pertinent health issues, medications, and food / drug allergies.
- Residents required to stay five or more days will receive a physical examination including health history, vital signs, and systems assessment.
- Parents / legal guardians are requested to provide a copy of their child’s health insurance card to be kept in the resident’s medical folder should an emergency arise.
- May be brought to the main entrance of the detention home any time
- Must be in its original bottle with the pharmacy label intact
- Should not be more than three months old unless it is prescribed as an “as needed” or “PRN” medication
- Parents / legal guardian to notify the nursing clinic to arrange transportation for previously scheduled medical appointments
- Parents / guardians are responsible for the payment of outside medical appointments and services, as well as prescription medications and refills
- At least 24-hour notice is required to request an outside medical appointment for a resident; however, requests will only be granted for essential appointments
For more information, please contact Medical Services by calling 804-706-2153.
Mental Health Services
Chesterfield Juvenile Detention Home employs a Senior Mental Health Clinician to address the needs of pre-disposition residents. CJDH collaborates with Mental Health Support Services to assign a Senior Mental Health Clinician for Post-D/CPP residents and a Mental Health Case Manager, who provides services to all residents.
- Behavioral and coping skills
- Coordinate services with outside agencies
- Crisis intervention
- Daily psychoeducational and therapeutic groups
- Individual and family therapy for residents in the Post Dispositional Program
- Intervention for residents
- Link residents and families with community resources and outside agencies
- Staff training to assist with meeting needs of residents
For more information, please contact Mental Health Services by calling 804-751-2220.