Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court

Page Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, 26th Judicial District of Virginia


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.

Continuance Policy


Continuances granted by the judge.

For more information on courts, please see the Commonwealth of Virginia's website.

Court Schedule


Civil


Time
Day
9 a.m.
Tuesdays
9 a.m.
1st & 3rd Wednesdays
 

Juvenile Traffic & Criminal


Time
Day
9:30 a.m.
Mondays

Adult Criminal Returns


Time
Day
9:00 a.m.
 
Mondays

DCSE


Time
Day
  4th and 5th Tuesdays

Bond Hearings


Time
Day
1:15 p.m.
Every Court day