Virginia's Judicial System

Roanoke City Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

23rd Judicial District of Virginia

Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Carolyn W. Robbins


Phone: (540) 853-2389
Fax: (540) 853-1195

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


315 W. Church Ave. S.W.
1st Floor
P. O. Box 986
Roanoke, VA 24005-0986


  • Hon. Leisa K. Ciaffone, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Hilary D. Griffith
  • Hon. Frank W. Rogers III
  • Hon. Onzlee Ware
  • Hon. John Weber III

Court Schedule

Domestic Relations
   Mon. - Thurs., 9:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
   Fri., 9:00 a.m.
   Mon. - Thurs., 1:30 p.m.
Adult Criminal
   Mon. - Thurs., 2:00 p.m.
   Fri., 9:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Criminal and Support
   1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Support Cases
   Mon. - Thurs., 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Detention Hearings & Juvenile Cases
   Mon. - Fri., Detention Hearings, 10:30 a.m.
   Mon. - Fri., Delinquency, 9:00 a.m.
Juvenile Traffic
   Wed., 9:00 a.m.

Continuance Policy

Continuances may be granted, for good cause shown, if a written request is received at least ten business days prior to court. If the continuance is granted, the moving party shall be responsible for assuring that notice of the continuance is given to all supoenaed witnesses and that they are provided with the new court date. (Rule 8:14, Rules of Virginia Supreme Court)