The Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center, alternately known as the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Detention Center, is a secure residential facility for youth located in Verona, Virginia. It contains five ten-bed housing units for an average daily population of 46 youth ages 10–17. The Center was founded in 1968 and is owned and operated by the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center Commission, alternately known as the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Detention Commission or the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Detention Home Commission. This commission is jointly owned by the counties of Augusta, Rockbridge, and Rockingham, and the cities of Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton, and Waynesboro. Youth are detained from other Virginia jurisdictions on a space-available basis. About 400 boys and girls reside at the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center for some portion of each year.

Board members

SVJC is governed by a board known as the Shenandoah Juvenile Detention Commission. The SVJC board is composed of the city manager or county administrator from each member jurisdiction, and meets quarterly.

  • Eric Campbell, Harrisonburg City Manager,, Alternate: Jack Cavanaugh
  • Steven King, Rockingham County Administrator,
  • Michael G. Hamp II, Waynesboro City Manager,
  • Noah A. Simon, Lexington City Manager,
  • Spencer H. Suter, Rockbridge County Administrator,
  • Timothy Fitzgerald, Augusta County Administrator,
  • Stephen F. Owen, Staunton City Manager,


Timothy J. Smith was the executive director, sometimes referred to as the “superintendent”, from 1997 until 2018. Tim Showalter, the former Deputy Director, was promoted as the new Executive director on 6 July 2018.

General contact

300 Technology Drive, Staunton, Virginia, 24401-3968

Medical services

Medical phone
Medical fax
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