VARJ Conference

ConferenceOn May 3rd, 1999 the first Virginia Association of Regional Jails annual conference was held at the Fort Magruder Inn in Williamsburg, VA. This event turned out to be an overwhelming success. With over 240 in attendance and over 50 vendor exhibits, plans were made to continue this yearly gathering.


2019 VARJ Conference
April 15 – 18, 2019

Founders Inn and Spa
5641 Indian River Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23464    Reservations: Founders Inn & Spa


The conference will take place at the Founders Inn and Spa in Virginia Beach.   In addition to a bevy of DCJS qualifying instruction, the conference will also feature the annual VARJ Pistol Competition, the Reece E. Robbins Memorial Golf Tournament, and the Bean Bag Toss competition.

Casino Night

Wednesday, April 17th at 8:30pm

in the Virginia Ballroom

Download the VARJ Event Flyers

1st Annual
Beers N Burgers Bash

Thursday, April 18, 2019 6 – 9pm

Founders Inn Pavillion

Download the VARJ Event Flyers


Individual Participant Registration:


Agency Group Registration:

Agency registration allows for any employee of the agency to the full conference.



Conference Schedule

Breakout Training Class Schedule 2019






7:00am   Pistol Competition    
8:00am   Pipe and Drape Starts    
10:00am   Vendor Registration Vendor Hall Open  
12:00pm Reece E. Robbins Memorial
Golf Tournament
Pipe and Drape Ends   President’s Luncheon
12:30pm   Vendor Set-Up Starts Vendor Prizes  
2:00pm     Vendor Hall Closed
Break Down
4:45pm   Vendor Set-Up Ends    
5:00pm   Vendor/Superintendent
Meet and Greet
6:00pm   Vendor Hall Open    
7:00pm       Employee Social
8:00pm   Vendor Hall Closed
VARJ Bean-Bag Match
Hospitality Suite Open
8:30pm   Vendor/Superintendent
Hospitality Suite Open
Invitation Only
Sponsored Event  
11:00pm     Sponsored Event Ends Employee Social Ends

2019 Conference Committee

Conference Committee Title Name Facility Email
Vendor Coordinator Marissa Dickens Western Tidewater Regional Jail
Special Event Coordinator Chris Smith Western Tidewater Regional Jail
Training Committee Coordinator Lt. Hughes Blue Ridge Regional Jail
Registration Coordinator Laura Conway Western Tidewater Regional Jail
Website Administrator Lewis Kerns