Juvenile Court Service Unit
COVID-19 Service Changes
The Loudoun County Juvenile Court Service Unit located in the Loudoun County Courthouse at 18 East Market Street in Leesburg, is open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm, for emergency walk-in services and appointments only. The Ashburn location (45201 Research Place) is closed until further notice. For questions or to schedule an appointment, call 703-777-0303. Please check the operating status of the courts in advance of your visit at loudoun.gov/temporaryclosures.
The Loudoun County Juvenile Court Service Unit (20-L JCSU) is one of 32 Court Service Units within the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). The JCSU is responsible for court and community-based services for youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system in Loudoun County, as well as supporting access to the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court for residents to resolve domestic relations matters.
The Juvenile Court Service Unit screens and processes requests in the areas of juvenile complaints, custody, support, visitation, and protective orders. The unit provides juvenile probationary services to the court. Special programs augment probation services and can be used for diverting first-time offenders. The JCSU also operates the Loudoun County Juvenile Detention Center (JDC).
The Loudoun County Juvenile Court Service Unit (JCSU) provides the following services to County residents, in collaboration with County partners, on behalf of the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ):
- Receives and reviews delinquency complaints 24 hours a day. Determines whether a delinquency petition is to be filed with the juvenile court and, if so, whether the youth should be released to family or detained.
- Provides diversion and referrals to other community resources for first-time offenders.
- Provides intake services for domestic relations complaints, including custody, support, and visitation controversies, as well as protective orders.
Investigations and Reports
- Provides court-ordered investigations to describe the social adjustment of youth. Recommends appropriate services for youth and family.
- Provides probation supervision. Virginia juvenile probation strives to achieve a "balanced approach," focused on the principles of community protection, accountability, and competency development. Provides referrals for specialized services, such as family and individual counseling, substance use treatment, and vocational or specialized educational services.
- Provides parole services to help transition juvenile offenders back to the community following commitment to the Department of Juvenile Justice. Initiates transitional services, provides case management, and monitors the offender's re-entry to ensure a smooth transition to the community.