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The Roanoke Valley Detention Commission is a public body corporate created and organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Counties of Botetourt, Franklin and Roanoke and the Cities of Roanoke and Salem provided for the establishment of the Commission pursuant to 16.1-315, code of Virginia (1950), as amended.

The purpose of the Commission is to own, operate, and manage a juvenile detention facility. The Commission is governed by a six member board, with each member jurisdiction appointing one member except the City of Roanoke, which appoints two members.
As of June 2001, the capacity of the facility has increased to a total of 81 beds.

Current Members:

Ned McElwaine, Botetourt County
1 West Main St, #1
Fincastle, VA 24090

Jesse Hall, Chairman City of Roanoke
215 Church Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24011

John Chambliss, Jr., Treasurer Roanoke County
5204 Bernard Dr., SW
Suite 400A
Roanoke, VA 24018

Jane Conlin, Secretary City of Roanoke
1510 Williamson
Roanoke, VA 24012

Jay Taliaferro, City of Salem
PO Box 869
Salem, VA 24153

Chris Whitlow, Franklin County
40 East Court St.
Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Roanoke Valley Juvenile Detention Center Origin and History

Roanoke Valley Juvenile Detention Center Administration:
Alan Hullette , Superintendent
Kathy Crawford , Assistant Superintendent of Operations
Amy Morgan, Assistant Superintendent of Programs
James Yancey , Business Manager

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