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.

2017 VARJ Conference
April 24 – 28, 2017

Founders Inn and Spa
5641 Indian River Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23464    Reservations: 800-926-4466

Register On-Line  – Conference Schedule    – Conference Committee  –  2017 Registration Form

VARJ 2017 Training Schedule

The 2017 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.

Read the 2017 Conference Registration Letter for attendees and vendors.

To register for the conference, events, sponsorship, and vendor space, please use the registration links to the right.

ALL REGISTRATIONS CLOSE AT 9:00pm Friday, April 14, 2017

Individual Registration:

Price Qty
Member Early Registrationshow details + $60.00 (USD)   Expired
Member Late Registrationshow details + $85.00 (USD)  
Non-Membershow details + $85.00 (USD)  
Single Day Registrationshow details + $40.00 (USD)  

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Conference Schedule









7:00am Chesapeake Police Training Center
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
Invitation Only
8:30pm Vendor/Superintendent
Hospitality Suite Open
Invitation Only
Sponsored Event
11:00pm Sponsored Event Ends Employee Social Ends


2017 Conference Committee

Conference Committee Title Name Facility Email
Vendor Coordinator Patty Barr & Lisa Saville Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center,
Special Event Coordinator Chris Smith Western Tidewater Regial Jail
Training Committee Coordinator Tara Wyche Riverside Regional Jail
Registration Coordinator Patty Barr & Lisa Saville Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center,
Website Administrator Lewis Kerns