Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice, 15th District Court Service Unit

Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice, 15th District Court Service Unit

The Court Service Unit (CSU) is the service arm of the juvenile delinquency court. It is a state agency responsible for intake services, investigations, probation and parole, referral to family counseling, and delinquency prevention.

Duties

  • Conducting and writing up investigations
  • Providing counseling, supervision, and placement services to  clients and their families
  • Maintaining regular contact and working relationships with area schools and other referral agencies
  • Maintaining case records according to CSU standards and policy
  • Keeping a log/journal of internship activities and experiences

Pre-Requisites

  1. 12 hours in Psychology beyond PSYC 100 – General Psychology
  2. Required courses:
    • PSYC 311 – Abnormal Psychology or PSYC 315 – Foundations of Clinical Psychology
    • PSYC 331 – Developmental Psychology: The Infant and Child or PSYC 332 – Developmental Psychology: The Adolescent and Adult
  3. Recommended courses:
    • PSYC 301 – Social Psychology
    • PSYC 342 – Psychology of Personality
    • PSYC 346 – Forensic Psychology
    • SOCG 352 – Criminology

Assessment

  • 42 hours of work per credit hour (most interns do 3 credits with 126 hours of work)  
  • Grade is based on on-campus supervision, agency evaluation, reflective journal, and a final paper

Agency Contact

Carolynn Nesmith
carolynn.nesmith@djj.virginia.gov

Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice, 15th District Court Service Unit
615 Princess Anne Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Main office: (540) 372-1068

Website: Website