Alternative Community Programs 


Alternative Community Programs of Montgomery County (ACP) is responsible for administering programs and services to court-involved youth. These services are designed to deter juvenile crime and provide detention alternatives. Juveniles may be referred to ACP by the 27th District Court Services Unit staff or by the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

Alternative Community Programs is always actively recruiting new non-profit agencies to serve as community service work sites. If you are interested in an opportunity to help at-risk youth, please contact us.

Community service
This is a structured and supervised program for youth court-ordered to perform community service. This program is used to provide juveniles with a consequence for their behavior, as well as providing them with a basic understanding of responsibility, good work habits, and addressing their accountability for their actions. The community service program matches youth with non-profit organizations and agencies that need volunteer services and can provide supervision.

Home electronic monitoring and home confinement
In an effort to utilize least restrictive measures, the home confinement and home electronic monitoring programs offer an alternative to secure detention, either pre- or post-dispositionally. The programs seek to maintain the child in the community while ensuring public safety, as well as increased parental responsibility for the child's behavior.

Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice
27th District Court Services Unit


Montgomery County
Health & Human Services Bldg.
210 Pepper St., Ste. D
Christiansburg, VA 24073

Phone: (540) 394-2084
Fax: (540) 382-5780

Hours: Mon.-Fri.,
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.