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Juvenile Services

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     The Outreach Detention program provides specialized support and supervision to youth who have cases pending before a Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. This program allows the child to remain in their homes rather than secure detention or shelter care placement.

    The Lynchburg Youth Group Home (LYGH) provides crisis stabilization through its shelter care services as well as a longer term program for those juveniles between the ages of 12-17 that require greater structure and supervision than can be provided in their home. These youth are primary referred by a Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court and/or Social Services in Lynchburg and surrounding counties.

    The Lynchburg Regional Juvenile Detention Center (LRJDC) provides care for up to 48 youth who are:


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    The Division of Juvenile Services is part of the Lynchburg Department of Human Services. Our division serves at risk youth and families from the region including but not limited to the city of Lynchburg and the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, and Nelson.  

    The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (Public Law No.

    The Lynchburg Youth Group Home had it's ribbon cutting on August 5, 2016. Both of Lynchburg City's youth group homes (previously known as Opportunity House and SPARC House) are now at this facility located at 1404 Florida Avenue, Lynchburg VA 24501.

    The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (Public Law No. 108-79) (PREA) was signed into law 2003 to “prove for the analysis of the incidents and effects of prison rape in Federal, State and Local institutions and to provide information, resources, recommendations, and funding to protect individuals from prison rape.” Meeting the objectives of PREA is a priority of the Lynchburg Regional Juvenile Detention (LRJDC).

    What is CSA?

    The Children's Services Act (CSA) previously Comprehensive Services Act for At-Risk Youth and Families was enacted by the Virginia Legislature in 1993. The act established a single state pool of funds to purchase services for eligible youth and their families. The state funds, combined with local community funds, are managed by local interagency teams who plan and oversee services to youth.