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Offender Visitation Information

In an effort to provide faster and more accurate service, the Virginia Department of Corrections will accept only online visitation applications after March 1, 2015. Paper applications will no longer be accepted.

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. Research, data analysis, and reporting of outcomes will be used in strategic planning, policy guidance, program assessment, and administrative decision making. 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 enhance the quality of life in the Commonwealth by improving public safety. We 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 research-based evidence, 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.