Virginia's Judicial System


Judicial Services

About

The Department of Judicial Services (DJS) serves as the liaison between the Judiciary’s administrative offices and the courts throughout the Commonwealth, providing administrative services through publications, trainings, field visits, and the research and support of various programs. The Department serves the courts and magistrates of this Commonwealth through its seven divisions:

  • Circuit Court Services
    Provides financial management, case management and procedural support for circuit courts judges and clerks through training and technical assistance
  • General District Court Services
    Provides guidance and assistance to general district court judges and clerks on caseflow management, case processing, public relations, and internal financial controls
  • Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Services
    Provides guidance and assistance to juvenile and domestic relations district court judges and clerks on caseflow management, case processing, public relations, and internal financial controls
  • Dispute Resolution Services
    Provides mediation and other dispute resolution alternatives through certification, training and technical assistance
  • Drug Treatment Court Services
    Provides administrative oversight of the four models of drug treatment courts in Virginia including technical assistance, budget management, monitoring and evaluation
  • Foreign Language Services
    Provides assistance to the judiciary so as to assure non-English-speakers equal access to the judicial process through certification, training and support
  • Magistrate Services
    Provides magistrate services through personnel performing limited judicial duties and personnel providing supervision, training and support

Contact Information

  • Director - Paul F. DeLosh
    Phone - (804) 786-6455

Department Organizational Chart

Programs