No. All youths are placed in detention by court order. The Juvenile Detention Home does not have any type of “scared straight” program. While popularized in the media, research and evidence suggests that such programs tend to have the opposite effect on a youth.
For resources please contact Mental Health Support Services at 804-768-7204 or Prevention Services at 804-768-7800.
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If your child is defiant and out of control, call Mental Health Support Services at 804-768-7204. Parents with challenges may also wish to contact Prevention Services for a consultation at 804-768-7800.
Call the Chesterfield Department of Youth and Family Services at 804-796-7100.