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



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.

Community Criminal Justice Board

The purpose of the Community Criminal Justice Board (CCJB) is to serve as a planning and advisory body to the City of Richmond for developing, monitoring, and evaluating community corrections programs that will provide the judicial system with sentencing alternatives.   The CCJB shall have the responsibility to:

  • Advise on the development and operation of local pretrial services and community-based probation services pursuant to §§ 19.2-152.2 and 9.1-176 for use by the courts in diverting offenders from local correctional facility placements;
  • Assist community agencies and organizations in establishing and modifying programs and services for defendants and offenders on the basis of an objective assessment of the community's needs and resources;
  • Evaluate and monitor community programs and pretrial and local community-based probation services and facilities to determine their impact on offenders;
  • Develop and amend the criminal justice plan in accordance with guidelines and standards set forth by the Department and oversee the development and amendment of the community-based corrections plan as required by § 53.1-82.1 for approval by participating local governing bodies;
  • Review the submission of all criminal justice grants regardless of the source of funding;
  • Facilitate local involvement and flexibility in responding to the problem of crime in their communities; and
  • Do all things necessary or convenient to carry out the responsibilities expressly given in this article.

Meetings and Contact Information:

Meetings are open to the public and held once per quarter on the second Tuesday of January, March, June and September.

Location:  Richmond Justice Center, 1701 Fairfield Way, Richmond, VA

Time:  3:00 pm 

Any changes to the meeting schedule or location will be posted by the City Clerk’s Office

Rhonda Gilmer, Board Staff
Phone: (804) 646-5410 Fax: (804) 646-3269
730 E. Broad Street, 8th Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219