W. W Moore, Jr. Detention Home offers the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court with a sentencing option in our Post-Dispositional Program Service. The philosophy is to maintain the juvenile in the community in which he/she will return.
Juveniles may be sentenced up to six months (180 days) in the Post-Dispositional Program with court reviews every thirty days. Each Post-Dispositional resident must have an individual service plan. Upon placement, the residents are expected to progress through the program through assignment completion and promotion within a level system. The residents are able to earn additional privileges and off-campus activities as they are promoted. Residents in the Post-Dispositional Program are required to complete assignments in anger management, victim impact, and stress management. They attend individual and group counseling and other specialized groups, such as Narcotics Anonymous, Towards No Drugs, Family Life, and Tobacco Cessation. Residents in the Post-Dispositional Program may be allowed to leave the building for community-based programs and home visits once they obtain the appropriate program level and with the approval of the court of jurisdiction.
All residents are provided educational, career and/or other opportunities under the direction of our Post-Dispositional coordinator and education program staff. In addition to the formal classroom setting, the residents are allowed to work in a unique greenhouse environment in which they grow utility friendly trees in cooperation with Virginia Cooperative Extension and Virginia Tech. The Green Thumb Nursery hosts various plant, flower, and tree sales throughout the year and they are open to the public. The residents have been invited to perform landscaping projects by various organizations and businesses. The residents also acquire skills in the culinary arts, and cater various events throughout the area.