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.
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.
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.
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.
Safety - Ensuring that the physical and psychological safety of the public, staff and individuals in the care of Corrections is paramount and evident in all we do.
Ethics - Behaving with high standards of conduct.
Learning - Being competent and knowledge oriented; transforming information and experience into knowledge, skills, attitudes, and actions.
Commitment - Consciously and boldly contributing to the mission of the Department.
Support - Promoting with courage and passion the Department’s cause and its employees; and perform as a team player – voicing, reinforcing, challenging, and promoting accountability.
Respect - Having an appreciation for the differences and the dignity of individuals; valuing others’ point of view, accepting people as they are –being polite, courteous and empathetic.
Honesty - Expressing a compassionate genuine voice; speaking the truth; not remaining silent when truth is being hidden.