Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court


The mission of the Judicial System of Virginia is to provide an independent, accessible, responsive forum for the just resolution of disputes in order to preserve the rule of law and to protect all rights and liberties guaranteed by the United States and Virginia constitutions.

Who Are We?

The Juvenile and Domestic Relations District (JDR) Court differs from other courts in its duty to protect the confidentiality (privacy) of all juveniles coming before the court and its commitment to rehabilitate or treat, rather than punish those who come before the court. The welfare of the child and the family is the paramount concern in the court’s proceedings. In other respects, juvenile courts have the same requirements and provide the same safeguards as other courts in the court system. This court does not, however, conduct jury trials. A judge hears all cases. The JDR court is not a court of record.

Budget Summary

Notable Changes


  • Restore FY21 budget reductions


  • Communicate and work effectively with agencies to provide solutions to the day-to-day operations of the Juvenile Court.
  • Provide the best customer service that we can to all the citizens who seek the assistance of the Juvenile Court.
  • Continue to look for meaningful ways to reduce the impact on the County budget while not reducing the services that the Juvenile Court provides to the citizens of Stafford County during these trying economic times.
  • Accomplish goals in a timely, efficient, and cost-effective manner while mitigating errors.
  • Provide continuing education for clerks in the fields of policy, financial management, and public relations.