Juvenile Services

The Juvenile Services programs provide short-term (community or residential) supervision for youth with delinquent or status (non-delinquent) offenses. Most of our referrals arrive from the 31st Judicial Juvenile and Domestics Relations District Court (JDRDC) or the local Court Services Unit. The average length of stay ranges between 15-45 days, with a few exceptions based on the final court disposition. We serve Prince William County, City of Manassas, and City of Manassas Park. To learn more about the programs in our division, please review the descriptions below. For additional information, contact the Assistant Director of Department of Social Services for Juvenile Services or the programs directly.

The Juvenile Services Division is composed of three juvenile supervision programs.

  • Juvenile Pretrial Supervision Program (JPSP)
  • Patrick D. Molinari Juvenile Shelter (MJS)
  • Juvenile Detention Center (JDC)

Juvenile Pretrial Supervision

The Juvenile Pretrial Supervision Program (JPSP) serves as an alternative to secure detention pending court adjudication for juveniles between the ages of 10-17. Community supervision is provided in the form of face-to-face contacts through various settings (home, Program’s offices, school, work, etc.). Supervision may also include electronic monitoring through a global positioning system (GPS). All participants are referred by the local Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court or the local Court Services Unit. The primary goals of the Program are to assure the youth availability for all scheduled court hearings, be held accountable for their actions, ensure public safety, prevent further delinquency pending adjudication, engage parent/guardians in an active role, and make referral to community resources when appropriate and available. The program allows the juveniles to remain in the custody of their parent(s) or guardian(s) pending the outcome of the court’s final disposition. During the program period, all juveniles are expected to continue their education, and/or employment without disruption, and participate in assigned group activities. For additional information on JPSP, please call 703-792-7500 and ask to speak with the Manager.

Patrick D. Molinari Juvenile Shelter

The Judge Patrick D. Molinari Juvenile Shelter is a non-secure 15 beds facility that serves both male and female juveniles between the ages of 10-17. The program is designed as an alternative to secure detention or a temporary emergency placement for some youth who may need immediate shelter. The program provides short term residential care which focuses on stabilizing the juvenile's behavior and provides specifically approved services to address individual needs with the goal of reunification with the family. All services are provided through a referral from the local Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, the local Court Services Unit, or The Department of Social Services. While in the program the juveniles will be presented with evidence informed curriculums that address the following areas:

  • Anger Management
  • Social Skills
  • Risky Behavior
  • Communication Skills
  • Coping Skills
  • Life Skills
  • Character and Self-Esteem Building

All juveniles are expected to participate in a non-traditional educational program that is provided by the Prince William County Schools System.
The goal is to provide a safe and stable environment while working towards family reunification or other appropriate placements.
For additional information on the Patrick D. Molinari Juvenile Shelter, please call (703) 792-7500 (TTY: 711).

Juvenile Detention Center

Our purpose is to provide a safe, secure, and supportive environment for court-involved youth with the goal of promoting individual growth through education and empowerment.

The detention center was established to provide secure custody to juveniles between the ages of 10-17 who are criminally charged pending court adjudication, waiting for transfer to another facility or an appropriate placement. It is the philosophy of the Agency to provide a safe and humane environment. All juveniles will be presented the following evidence informed services while maintaining the level of security necessary to ensure public safety:

  • Education (Prince William County Public Schools System)
  • Life Skills Development
  • Pro-Social Development
  • Family Engagement
  • Behavior Management/Incentive Program
  • Individual/Group Counseling
  • Medical and Mental Health Services

Zero Tolerance Policy

Prince William County Juvenile Detention Center has a zero tolerance for the commission of sexual abuse and harassment against any youth in its custody by another youth or by its staff/volunteers. Sexual abuse and harassment will be referred for investigation of child abuse and criminal conduct to law enforcement and Child Protective Services in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

PREA-Final Standard

Community Placement Program

The Community Placement Program (CPP) provides a highly structured setting for up to 8 male juveniles that are committed to The Department of Juvenile Justice. The program uses evidence base curriculums to address the following areas:

  • A sophisticated behavior modification system
  • Anger management
  • Substance abuse
  • Pro-social development
  • Life skills development
  • Peer refusal skills
  • Job readiness skills
  • Trauma-informed mental health

The Treatment needs are addressed through a combination of individual, group, and family therapy, as needed. Additionally, re-entry planning, and family engagement are essential program elements that are utilized to enhance the juvenile’s successful adjustment to community re-entry.

2019 Final Audit

For additional information on the Juvenile Detention Center, please call (703) 792-7500 (TTY: 711)