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Juvenile Detention Center
The Loudoun County Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) is a secure facility that provides pre- and post-dispositional detention of youth as ordered by the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. This is accomplished in a safe, secure, and humane setting with policies, programs, and an environment that supports good mental and physical health.
COVID-19 Service Changes
Professional visitation can be scheduled for in-person or virtual sessions. Please call the Youth Services Case Worker at 703-737-8674 or the main line at 703-771-5200 to schedule.
Family visitation is allowed by video and non-contact formats by appointment only. We recognize the importance for parents/guardians to communicate with their youth. Review the tabs below for details about contact and visitation.
Information for Parents and Legal Guardians
Youth are permitted to write and receive mail from parents, friends, and anyone not specifically excluded by a Court Order or by legal guardian. All incoming mail and photos must be received through the US Postal Office, UPS, or Federal Express.
If your child has been detained at the JDC and you would like to send them mail, please include the child’s name in the address:
- P.O. Box 7600
Leesburg, VA 20177-7600
COVID-19 Service Changes: Family visitation is allowed by video and non-contact formats by appointment only; in-person family visitation is suspended until further notice.
To schedule a visit, please call the Youth Services Case Worker at 703-737-8674.
There are three types of visitations for youth.
- Video visitation (by appointment only) is becoming more common and, in some instances, can be done from the comfort of your own home. Video visitation works similarly to the way you would use Face Time.
- Contact visitation (currently suspended until further notice) is the most common and generally the most desired form of visiting a youth. You are able to sit, usually at a small table, and be with the youth for a short period of time. Although contact can occur between you and the youth, you are limited in how much touching can take place. Limited physical contact is defined as appropriate handshaking, embracing, and kissing on the cheek at the beginning and end of visitation.
- Non-contact visitation (by appointment only) occurs onsite like the contact visitation; however, it does not allow for any contact between the visitor and youth.
Youth are allowed two family visits per week for 30 minutes. Parents/legal guardians are approved visitors unless otherwise stated by a Court Order or Legal Guardian. Visitors may only visit with the youth they have been approved to visit. Any visitor who appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted to enter the facility. If you have additional questions in regards to approved visitors, please contact the Youth Services Case Manager at 703-737-8674.
The JDC is located at 42020 Loudoun Center Place, Leesburg, VA. 20175.
All visitors are subject to search prior to entering the secure facility. All visitors must have acceptable photo identification (ID). This includes a valid driver’s license, military ID, or other verifiable photo ID. No mail or messages for youth will be accepted.
Visitors cannot bring items into the visiting area. This includes:
- Weapons of any kind
- Purses or handbags
- Diaper bags
- Food, drink, or gum
- Baby bottles
- Photos, pictures, books, toys, or writing instruments
- Strollers or child carriers
- Cell phones, cameras, or any other electronic devices
- Any kind of device, whether worn or hand held, that has the capability of audio and/or video/photography recording and/or cell phone capabilities is NOT permitted. This could include, but is not limited to, eye glasses, tie tacks, lapel pins, wrist watches, pens, etc.
All visitors must wear appropriate clothing, including shoes and shirts. Clothing restrictions include:
- Clothing that exposes chest, back, thighs, midsection or any other large amount of flesh is prohibited.
- No low-cut or revealing necklines. No halter tops, tank top, muscle shirts or spaghetti-string tops.
- No shorts, skirt, or dress that is more than 2 inches above the knee (including slits more than 2 inches above the knee) or similar attire.
- No attire with obscene or offensive language or offensive pictures.
- No see-through fabric.
- No tight clothing, including spandex, leggings, tights etc.
Inappropriate behavior, including the use of profanity, will not be permitted. Violation of any restriction(s) may cause the visit to be cancelled or terminated, and visiting privileges may be suspended. The on-duty supervisor may cancel visitation without notice due to circumstances within the facility.
Incoming calls to youth are not permitted. However, youth are permitted two opportunities each week to call approved family members/legal guardians. Youth are permitted to use the telephone for business calls, i.e., lawyers, probation officers, etc.
Any additional questions concerning youth should be directed to the Youth Services Case Manager at 703-737-8674.
In order for a youth to be administered medication, prior approval is required either by the youth’s personal physician, or the Juvenile Detention Center doctor. Any medication brought in must be in the proper container with the proper prescription label or it will not be accepted.
Please note that parents/legal guardians are responsible for any cost associated with their child’s medical needs (i.e., prescription refills and/or doctor and emergency visits) while at the JDC.
Questions regarding your child’s medical care should be directed to the JDC Nurse at 703-771-5317.
Students enroll in Greenway Academy and receive 5 1/2 hours of education each day, which may include English, Math, Social Studies, Science, Health and PE, Music, Industry Certifications, SOL tests, and GED prep. Grades are sent to the student's base school and parent/guardian upon release.
Questions regarding the educational program should be directed to the Dean at 703-771-5325.
Prison Rape Elimination Act Compliance
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) requires that the JDC collect accurate, uniform data for every allegation of sexual abuse at the facility using a standardized instrument and set of definitions. This information shall be aggregated at least annually. The data collected shall include, at a minimum, the data necessary to answer all questions from the most recent version of the Survey of Sexual Violence conducted by the Department of Justice.
For the past calendar year, the Loudoun County Juvenile Detention Center has not had any allegations of sexual abuse.
Per PREA Standards §115.393 – 405, the JDC was audited in June 2019. The JDC is fully PREA compliant. The most recent audit report can be viewed here. The JDC is audited for PREA compliance every three years.