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Virginia Department of Corrections — Public Safety First

Important Visitation Change Effective January 2, 2014

Beginning December 1, 2013, new visitors applying to visit facilities after January 1, 2014, will be required to submit their visitation applications online. This process will allow applications to be screened at the VADOC central office, and approved visitors will experience less time waiting to be processed at the facility. This change does not apply to those who are already approved to visit. Paper applications for first time visitors will be allowed for those who plan to visit during the upcoming holidays.

Please see our Visitation section for more details.

Vision

Our long term vision is for VADOC to be a progressive and proven innovative leader in the profession. Virginia is a better place to live and work because we improve long term safety and foster societal progress through the successful transformation and reintegration of men and women entrusted to our care.

Mission

We will enhance the quality of life in the Commonwealth by improving public safety. We will accomplish this through 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 sound correctional principles, fiscal responsibility and constitutional standards.

Values

We, the Department of Corrections believe we can best fulfill our Vision and accomplish our Mission by demonstrating and living these values in our daily work.