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

Email askdjs@rva.gov

Locations

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.

Mental Health Specialty Dockets

The City of Richmond established behavioral health dockets to assist in the case management of defendants with underlying behavioral health conditions.   It is also intended to identify those defendants who may be suitable for management in the community, rather than detention at the Richmond Justice Center. While there is no exclusion based on severity of mental illness, suitability will depend on individual needs and whether the program offerings will be able to manage risks.  

The specialty dockets' goals are:

  • Improvement of clinical outcomes.
  • Reduction in recidivism.
  • Reduction in behavioral health related court workloads.
  • Increase in personal, familial and societal accountability among offenders.
  • Promotion of effective planning and use of resources among the criminal justice and community agencies.    

Contact Information:
Margaret Jones 
Phone (804) 646-8955
Fax (804) 646-8994 
E-Mail: Margaret.Jones@richmondgov.com
 

The Mental Health Docket is a collaborative effort between the Richmond General District Court, Division of Adult Programs, Richmond Behavioral Health Authority, the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and the Public Defender Office. A criminal and clinical risk assessment are conducted to determine eligibility for docket participation. Eligible defendants will receive case management services that focuses on connecting participants to mental health, stability, and support services to reduce their risk for recidivism.

The Mental Health Docket is a collaborative effort between the Richmond Circuit Court, Division of Adult Programs, Richmond Behavioral Health Authority, the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and the Public Defender Office. A criminal and clinical risk assessment are conducted to determine eligibility for docket participation.  Eligible defendants will receive case management services that focuses on connecting participants to mental health, stability, and support services to reduce their risk for recidivism.