Community Corrections consists of a central office staff to support the field, three regional offices statewide supervising Probation and Parole Districts, and Community Facilities which consists of Detention Centers and Diversion Centers.
Community Corrections' primary goal is public safety. In Virginia, public safety is defined as the quality of life that allows our citizens to feel secure in their everyday lives by being free from danger, injury and damage caused by those who choose not to obey the law. Our approach to this goal through professional supervision of offenders under our purview is "A Balanced Approach." This practice emphasizes the dual role of providing supervision and services for probationers and parolees.
Parole was abolished in Virginia for felonies committed on or after January 1, 1995. The parole decision function and supervision is provided to offenders who committed felonies before that date. Probation supervision and post release probation supervision for sentenced offenders who the judge feels needs 6 months to 3 years of probation supervision upon release are still available for offenders who fall under the new parole abolishment law.
In addition, Virginia provides a wide range of residential and non-residential sanction and sentencing options.
Parolees and Probationers - Offenders in the Community
- Probation and Parole Overview
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Community Programs and Program Criteria (offender supervision and monitoring in the community)
- Out-of-State Supervision
Probation and Parole Offices and Special Program Facilities
The Regional Directors are responsible for the management and direction of the four Diversion Center Programs and the three Detention Center Incarceration Programs. These facilities are 4-6 months residential programs with a heavy emphasis on treatment services and work.
Community Corrections has three regional offices (Western, Central and Eastern) providing supervision of 43 District Offices, 12 state-operated facilities, and oversight for 11 privately-contracted community residential centers.
Serving the following localities in the Western Region:
Serving the following localities in the Central Region:
Serving the following localities in the Eastern Region:
- James City
- King and Queen
- King William
- New Kent