Rappahannock Juvenile Detention Board

Purpose and Typical Duties

The Rappahannock Juvenile Center operates under the direction of the Rappahannock Juvenile Detention Commission in accordance with Section 16.1-315 of the Code of Virginia.  The primary mission of the Center is to provide secure detention for youths found to be in need of such placement by a court within the participating jurisdictions.

Within this primary mission, the Center is obligated to provide a safe and secure environment that is separated by sight and sound from any adult facilities and programs co-located on the same or adjacent properties.  It is to be staffed by persons qualified to provide the resident’s basic needs and support while fostering positive attitudes and behavior.  In addition, compliance with standards of the licensing agency must be met as required by the Department of Juvenile Justice and the Code of Virginia.

Length of Term

1 Year 

Term Limitations

There are no limits on the number of terms a member may serve.

Number of Members

2 Members

Meeting Time and Place

Meetings are held the 4th Monday, every other month beginning with January at 12:00p.m at the Rappahannock Juvenile Center, 275 Wyche Rd, Stafford, VA 22554. 

Member Qualification

A representative of Madison County. 


Section 16.1-315 of the Code of Virginia.

Appointment Process

Members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors.




NameAppointment Expires:Email:
Nancy Coppedge
Email Nancy Coppedge
Jonathon Weakley
Email Jonathon Weakley