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

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

Pre-Requisites

  • 12 hours in Psychology beyond PSYC 100 – General Psychology
  • Human resources background
  • An interest in working with children and adolescents
  • PSYC 332 -
  • At least one of the following courses:
    • PSYC 311 – Abnormal Psychology
    • PSYC 315 – Foundations of Clinical Psychology
    • PSYC 320 – Psychology of Exceptional Children and Youth
    • PSYC 332 – Developmental Psychology: The Adolescent and Adult
  • Recommended:
    • PSYC 301 – Social Psychology
    • PSYC 342 – Psychology of Personality
    • SOCG 351 – Juvenile Delinquency

Credits: 3-6

Assessment

3-6 credit hours depending upon the hours worked (12-24 hours weekly) and the requirements of the final written paper. Credit is dependent upon the intern’s fulfillment of his or her obligations to both the agency and campus contacts.

Grade is based on evaluation by the agency contact, performance during weekly meetings with the faculty contact, and a final written paper.

Agency Contact

Carolynn Nesmith
carolynn.nesmith@djj.virginia.gov

Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice, 15th District Court Service Unit
601 Caroline Street, Suite 400
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Main office: (540) 372-1068

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