The Mission of the Department of Justice Services is to promote a safe and healthy community through evidence-based practices that empower participants to achieve measurable success.

Phone (804)646-3011



Department of Justice Services Administration
730 E. Broad Street, 8th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804)646-3011
Fax: (804)646-7051

Division of Adult Programs
501 N. Ninth St., Suite 1
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804)646-8955
Fax: (804)646-8994 or (804)646-0411

Juvenile Community Programs
730 E. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804)646-8975
Fax: (804)646-8869

Juvenile Detention Center
1700 Oliver Hill Way
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804)646-2937
Fax: (804)646-2990

Dawn Barber, Director (804) 646-3763

  • Sophia Stephens, Director's Executive Assistant (804) 646-3011

Rhonda Gilmer, Deputy Director (804) 646-5410

Shannon Paul, Deputy Director (804) 646-5415

Ernestine Rollins, Management Analyst Principal (804) 646-3261

Luis Mercado, Manager, Division of Adult Programs (804) 646-0331

Bill Wooldridge, Manager, Juvenile Community Programs (804) 646-8975

Robin Autry, Manager, Adult Day Reporting Center (804) 646-1525

Marcellus Heflin, Manager, Home Electronic Monitoring (804) 646-2923

Rodney Baskerville, Superintendent, Richmond Juvenile Detention Center (804) 646-3456

We welcome all comments and suggestions. Please let us know how we are doing and your suggestions on how we can improve the programs and services that we provide.

Pretrial Supervision

Office Hours and Contact Information:

Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm

Intake Hours Monday-Friday 9am-11am & 1pm-3pm

Main Phone: (804) 646-8955


To enhance public safety and court appearance by assisting judicial officers in making objectives, risk-based decision regarding pretrial release and ensuring compliance with conditions of bail.

The goal of pretrial supervision is to ensure that the defendant returns to Court and remains crime-free while under supervision. This is accomplished by administering a risk assessment, maintaining contact with the defendant based on determined risk level, and making referrals to treatment, education or support services when ordered by the court as a condition of bond. Defendants are required to adhere to conditions of bond and supervision. Noncompliance is reported to the court and a defendant’s bond is subject to revocation.

Some conditions of bond may include: curfew, alcohol/drug testing, referral for services, home electronic monitoring and scram.