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. Must meet all UMW and Department of Psychological Science internship requirements.
  2. Required courses:
    • PSYC 231 – Developmental Psychology: The Infant and Child or PSYC 232 – Developmental Psychology: The Adolescent and Adult
    • PSYC 201- Social Psychology
  3. Recommended courses:
    • PSYC 211- Abnormal Psychology
    • PSYC 242 – Psychology of Personality
    • PSYC 346 – Forensic Psychology
    • SOCG 351- Juvenile Delinquency
    • 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

Director Vincent Butaitis

vincent.butaitis@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

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