Richmond VA > Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court

Last Updated: 2015-07-30

Welcome to the Oliver Hill Courts Building at 1600 Oliver Hill Way. Map It.

The courthouse is named for Oliver White Hill, in honor of his outstanding contributions to the law, the City of Richmond, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the Nation. Mr. Hill has dedicated his lifetime to protecting the rights of all citizens and inspired the Court to choose as its motto "The welfare of the people is the supreme law."

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Richmond Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court is to provide an independent forum to:

  1. Resolve juvenile and domestic relations disputes and other legal matters in a fair, efficient, and effective manner
  2. Protect the rights of all parties before the Court pursuant to the laws of Virginia and the Constitutions of Virginia and the United States.

The Court will advance the best interests of youth and families; and serve and protect the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia, by holding individuals accountable for their actions.

Jurisdiction of the Court

In Virginia, a juvenile is any person under 18 years of age. The juvenile and domestic relations district court hears all matters involving juveniles such as criminal or traffic matters. Juvenile delinquency cases are cases involving a minor under the age of 18 who has been accused of committing an offense that would be considered criminal if committed by an adult.

Other juvenile offenses may be referred to as status offenses. Status offenses are those acts that are unlawful only because they are committed by a minor. In addition, this court handles other matters involving the family such as custody, support and visitation. The court also hears family abuse cases, cases where adults have been accused of child abuse or neglect, and criminal cases where the defendant and alleged victim are family or household members.

Judges and Staff

  • Hon. Richard B. Campbell
  • Hon. Marilynn C. Goss
  • Hon. Brice E. Lambert
  • Hon. Mary E. Langer
  • Hon. Ashley K. Tunner

  • Clerk of Court Felicia Edmonds-Rustin
  • Court Service Unit Director Kimberly D. Russo

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Contact Information:

Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court
City of Richmond
1600 Oliver Hill Way
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Phone: (804)646-2942
Fax: (804)646-2906
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