Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church to Host Community Meetings on the

Published on October 28, 2019

The City of Alexandria, City of Falls Church, and Arlington County will host community meetings in November to obtain public input for a study examining the future of the Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center (Center). The facility, located in Alexandria, is operated by the three jurisdictions through a regional Juvenile Detention Commission.

Juvenile incarceration rates across the nation have declined over the last decade, including in the three jurisdictions that use the center. An independent criminal justice consulting firm, The Moss Group (TMG), is conducting the study. TMG is evaluating what changes, if any, could be made to the center to make it more efficient while still meeting the needs of the juvenile population and communities at large; or whether the center should be closed due to underutilization, and youth detained in another center in Northern Virginia. The series of community meetings are part of TMG's comprehensive analysis, study of the operations and costs of the center, and development of recommendations.

The three meetings will provide the public with the opportunity to hear more about the study and provide feedback.

  • City of Falls Church
    Thursday, November 14, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
    City Hall, Laurel Room, 300 Park Ave., Falls Church, VA 22046

  • City of Alexandria
    Wednesday, November 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
    Lee Center Exhibit Hall, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria VA 22314

  • Arlington County
    Thursday, November 21, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
    Central Library Auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington, VA 22201

Those unable to attend the meetings may provide anonymous feedback through a short online survey, which will be open through December 6.

For more information about the study, including a fact sheet, background information, a link to the survey, and meeting details, visit the Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center Study page.

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