Residential Services Division

The Office on Youth’s Residential Services Division operates one facility – the Chaplin Youth Center, located at 125 Hot Top Rd, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22405.  The Chaplin Youth Center is a 12 bed, community-based, residential facility serving male and female youth ages 12-17.  Licensed by the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice, the Center provides 24-hour supervision in a safe and structured environment, where residents are supported and encouraged to develop healthy, responsible behaviors, in order to return home and be successful in the community.  Youth may be referred to two main programs as outlined below.

Shelter Care Services

Chaplin Youth Center provides short-term emergency shelter care services for youth pending disposition.  Youth may be placed via a Shelter Care Order either by the court or Intake Officer.  Youth can remain in Shelter Care for a maximum of 90 days.  Youth attend school in their home district, follow a set daily routine/schedule, complete house chores, and earn points based on behavior, effort, and participation.  Parents of referred youth must participate in service provision and may be required to attend group services at the Center.

Post-Dispositional Program Services

Chaplin Youth Center’s main program is a six (6) to twelve (12) month program for youth who require a less restrictive placement than secure detention, but are unable to remain in their homes due to their behaviors or criminal involvement.  Youth move through a level system designed to develop healthy, responsible behaviors and positive decision-making skills.  Youth attend school in their home district, follow a set daily routine/schedule, complete house chores, and earn points based on behavior, effort, and participation.  Youth at the upper levels may earn weekend home visits that assist with family reintegration.  Once a youth reaches Level 4, they begin the transition period to returning home.  Parents and families are required to participate in service provision and may be required to attend group services at the Center.

Per Diem

Current Room & Board charges are $150 per day for the City of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, & Stafford County.  Outside locality placements are $175 per day.  Room and board covers all facility costs.  No therapeutic services are provided under this rate.  If therapeutic services are required or recommended, they must be provided through additional contract or agreement, or outside the facility by a third party.

Facility Administrative Contacts

Mr. Tom Keating, Residential Services Director, tom.keating@chaplinyouthcenter.org, 540.371.0590

Ms. Krystal Laviena, Residential Case Manager, krystal.laviena@chaplinyouthcenter.org, 540.371.0590

Emergencies and Additional Information

In the event of an emergency, please contact the Center at 540.371.0590.  Select option ‘9’ if the voicemail attendant picks up.  This will ring to the on-call administrator.

In the event that you have comments or concerns, you may contact either of the administrative contacts (above).  Should you need to register a complaint against administrative staff, please contact Mr. Benjamin J. Nagle, Executive Director, 540.755.2636 or ben@officeonyouth.org

The Office on Youth has zero tolerance for all forms of sexual abuse and harassment against any youth in its programs. Suspected or alleged acts of sexual abuse and harassment shall be referred for investigation to the Department of Social Services and law enforcement in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

If you suspect that a juvenile has been subject to sexual abuse or harassment that occurred while at any facility, you can report it by calling a facility administrator or the Office on Youth’s Executive Director.

All reports are taken seriously and investigated as outlined in the Federal PREA Standards. Anyone knowingly reporting false accusations may be prosecuted.