Mission: Friends of the portsmouth juvenile court (friends) has been working closely with portsmouth's juvenile and domestic relations court to prevent juvenile delinquency. Committed to the belief that individuals actively involved in their community can achieve great things, a group of concerned citizens and city employees set the course of friends.
Programs: Friends of the portsmouth juvenile court, inc. (fopjc) was founded in 1993 to provide trained volunteers to support virginia's third district juvenile and domestic relations court. The mission of the fopjc is to collaborate with the courts to make a positive difference in the lives of portsmouth's at-risk youth and their families. To be eligible for services, a youth must be involved with the juvenile and domestic relations court.
portsmouth casa is a program which uses volunteers to speak for abused and neglected children in court. As a member of the national casa network, portsmouth casa trains ordinary people to deal with some of the most difficult and heart wrenching situations imaginable. For an abused child, having a casa means having a committed adult who has been appointed by a judge to look out for their best interest. It means having a voice. It means finding justice.