The release process is not lengthy. Please bring a valid, government-issued photo ID with you when you come to pick up your child. There is no need to bring a change of clothes. Your child will change into the clothes they wore when first arriving at detention. There will be a few forms to sign before your child is released. To protect the confidentiality of other residents, no cell phones will be permitted in the intake vestibule/intake area. Additionally, only children 12 years old and younger will be permitted in the intake vestibule/intake area with a parent/guardian.
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We are unable to determine what time youth will return from court because they are transported as a group by the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department. If your child is being released from court we recommend you call the Juvenile Detention Home at 804-748-1460 and leave a phone number where you can be contacted. Once your child returns from court and we have all necessary paperwork, we will call you.
The Home Incarceration Program (HIP) is an alternative to secure detention and includes Outreach and Electronic Monitoring. All juveniles referred by the court must be screened for eligibility by a Home Incarceration Officer. If your child is found to be eligible for HIP, the Home Incarceration Officer will meet with you and your child to discuss program requirements.
For more information, please see Alternative Programs.
A youth who was sentenced by the court to a set number of days in detention may be released after those days at the time they were admitted to the Juvenile Detention Home once they returned from court. For example, a juvenile who was sentenced to three days in detention and returned to the Juvenile Detention Home from court on Monday at 3:15 p.m. could be released on Thursday at 3:15 p.m.