COVID-19 Re-opening procedures
The Manassas Lobby is open to the public effective 11/02/2020 with limited capacity for walk-in services; the Woodbridge Lobby remains closed at this time. Staff will continue to provide most services virtually and over the phone, including routine appointments and new intakes. Probation/Pretrial Officers continue to meet with clients face-to-face on a limited basis by appointment only. Intensive Probation/Pretrial Officers are regularly conducting visits in the home or community. Pretrial staff continue to interview inmates at the Adult Detention Center in non-contact areas. Officers are participating in essential Court functions to include arraignments for pretrial defendants. Probation/Pretrial Officers are placing GPS equipment for defendants and probationers released to the intensive program as ordered by the Court.
Prince William County Criminal Justice Services promotes public safety by reducing recidivism. We serve the courts and community by providing efficient, effective, innovative assessment and supervision programs that empower clients to achieve success and improve individual growth.
The Criminal Justice Services (CJS) consists of three programs:
These programs serve the thirty-first Judicial District, which includes Prince William County, the City of Manassas and the City of Manassas Park. Most of the resources and staff are devoted to supervising offenders and defendants in the community. Each Virginia judicial circuit or district has unique practices regarding the sentencing of offenders and bonding of defendants. These practices are driven by judicial discretion, as well as the quality and quantity of offender services available. In Prince William County, pretrial and post-trial program services are heavily used by the General District Court and the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.
Criminal Justice Services promotes a code of ethics that is used when working with offenders, the community, co-workers and other professionals:
To serve with humility
To act without prejudice
To uphold the law with dignity
To be objective in the performance of duties
To respect the inalienable rights of all persons
To cooperate with fellow workers and related agencies
To be aware of and uphold responsibilities to the individual and to the community
To improve professional standards through continuously seeking knowledge and understanding