Partners

The Office of Re-Entry Services partners with other Virginia state agencies and statewide nonprofits to coordinate services and encourage the development of successful, evidence-based re-entry programs for Virginia jails. Below are some of our partners.

Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services

The Center for Behavioral Health and Justice is part of the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services. The Center’s mission is to support the development and implementation of state, regional and local multi-system responses that prevent and reduce involvement in the criminal justice system for people with behavioral health needs. When diversion is not feasible or appropriate, the Center supports collaboration to enhance the availability and delivery of evidence-based behavioral health services in jails and prisons. Learn more »

2-1-1 Virginia

2-1-1 is an easy to remember phone number and website brought to you by the Department of Social Services that connects Virginians with free information on available community services. When you dial 2-1-1, a trained professional listens to your situation and suggests sources of help using one of the largest databases of health and human services in Virginia. You can search for these same services on the 2-1-1 VIRGINIA Web site.

Department of Medical Assistance Services

DMAS is the state agency that administers Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in Virginia. The CHIP program in Virginia is called Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS). Learn more »

Department of Criminal Justice Services

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is charged with planning and carrying out programs and initiatives to improve the functioning and effectiveness of the criminal justice system as a whole.

The agency’s primary constituents are local and state criminal justice agencies and practitioners, private agencies, private security practitioners and businesses, and the public-at-large. Learn more »

Goodwill Central and Coastal Virginia

Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia provides job seeker services and job skills training programs for individuals with challenges to work.  They are guided by their mission to put individuals into sustainable employment and provide career paths for even greater success. Learn more »

Secretary of the Commonwealth

The Secretary of the Commonwealth also processes restoration of civil rights on behalf of the Governor. Learn more »

Virginia Sheriffs’ Association

The Virginia Sheriffs’ Association works on many levels and in cooperation with the various segments of the criminal justice system and state government. Learn more »

Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles

DMV provides vital re-entry support through the DMVConnect outreach program, which sends representatives to jails and prisons to issue identification cards to returning citizens. Learn more »

Virginia Department of Corrections

The Virginia Department of Corrections works to improve public safety through the reintegration of sentenced men and women in our custody and care by providing supervision and control, effective programs and re-entry services in safe environments which foster positive change and growth consistent with research-based evidence, fiscal responsibility, and constitutional standards. Learn more »

Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development

The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is committed to creating safe, affordable, and prosperous communities to live, work and do business in Virginia.

DHCD  invests more than $100 million each year into housing and community development projects throughout the state – the majority of which are designed to help low- to moderate-income citizens.  Learn more »

Virginia Association of Regional Jails

VARJ has been a valuable partner in the re-entry effort since the beginning, supporting re-entry training and data-gathering, and supporting training VARJ staff and members. Learn more »

Virginia Department of Social Services

The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) is a state supervised and locally administered social services system, delivering a wide variety of services and benefits to over 1.6 million Virginians each year.

VDSS’ programs are designed to help Virginia’s most vulnerable citizens find permanent solutions to life’s many challenges. Our goal is to promote the well-being of our citizens through the delivery of essential services and benefits to ensure families are strengthened, and individuals achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency. Learn more »

Virginia Department of Veterans Services

DVS has worked to support veterans by providing mental health services, housing, and case planning, and partnering with schools to provide education and training. They have established veteran docking courts and work with local jails to help re-entering veterans make a successful transition. Learn more »

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