City of Alexandria, VA
Juvenile Mental Health Hearings
In these cases the Judge of the Juvenile Court decides whether a child is in need of residential or non-residential mental health treatment or is in need of no treatment at all.
For children under 14 years of age, parents in most circumstances do not need the Juvenile Court's permission to place a child in a residential mental health setting. Parents who have concerns regarding their child's mental health should contact Alexandria Department of Mental Health at 703.838.6400.