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.


2018 VARJ Conference
April 16 – 20, 2018

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

Register On-Line  –  Conference Committee 
2018 Conference Welcome Letter

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.

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

ALL REGISTRATIONS CLOSE AT 9:00pm Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Individual Registration:

Agency Registration:


Class Schedule

The detailed class schedule may be downloaded here.  2018 Conference Class Schedule


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
8:30pm   Vendor/Superintendent
Hospitality Suite Open
Invitation Only
Sponsored Event  
11:00pm     Sponsored Event Ends Employee Social Ends


2018 Conference Committee

Conference Committee Title Name Facility Email
Vendor Coordinator Patty Barr Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center
Special Event Coordinator Chris Smith Western Tidewater Regional Jail
Training Committee Coordinator Hilbert Twine Western Tidewater Regional Jail
Registration Coordinator Patty Barr Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center
Website Administrator Lewis Kerns