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Virginia Department of Corrections — Public Safety First

Training & Professional Development

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The Department of Corrections in conjunction with the Academy for Staff Development is dedicated to providing progressive, innovative training in support of the VADOCís mandates, initiatives and departmental procedures. The Academy offers career development opportunities for staff through basic skills training, annual in-service programming, professional specialty course offerings, and instructor certifications. The Academy has two full-service locations, one located in Crozier and one located in Marion. The Crozier location offers large and small group meeting/training spaces, a computer based training classroom, a complete library, a physical skills training center, a 200 bed residence hall, dining hall and maintenance shop. This location also has access to a state-of-the-art firearms range. The Marion location offers large and small group meeting/training spaces, a computer based training classroom, housing and dining facilities.

The Academy is also proud to support the offender re-entry mission in helping incarcerated persons learn job based skills that will assist them in being successful upon re-entry in the communities. This is accomplished by providing on-the-job practical learning programs in Culinary Arts, Housekeeping and Maintenance. Offender selected for these programs are provided with certificates upon completion and/or release to reflect the skills and knowledge they have obtained while in these re-entry programs.