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Transformation Team Recommendations - Spring 2015

The Transformation Teams' work has been well underway for six months, and the groups have finalized and submitted the first round of recommendations aimed at transforming our system into one that promotes and improves quality, access and accountability. The next step is soliciting public comment. Broad public input is a key component to ensure recommendations lead to a system that is flexible, responsive, high quality, accountable, and accessible for all Virginians who need specific behavioral health and developmental disability services.  As a result, we are embarking on a public comment period through the month of May.

We have posted several items for your review on the Recommendations tab below, including:

  • A presentation that includes all of the recommendations of the four teams, along with the themes that emerged across all of the team recommendations.
  • A matrix of all of the recommendations that shows the systemwide impact for services and access.

  • Each of the four teams' presentation of recommendations to the Commissioner.

 - If you would like to hear the recommendations presented in person, please consider attending one of the four town hall-style meetings we will be having during the month of May. There will be an opportunity for you to provide feedback on the recommendations at these meetings as well. Please see the Town Hall tab for information on dates and locations.

- Finally, please click the Feedback tab for a way for you to submit your thoughts and suggestions on the recommendations directly from this webpage. The public comment period will close May 31, 2015.

The links below provide the Spring 2015 recommendations of the four transformation team process. These recommendations represent the first round of the 24-month long transformation process. There will be two more rounds of team discussion and recommendations after round one is complete. 


Four Teams' Recommendations and Themes

Recommendation Matrix

Individual Team Presentations

Adult Behavioral Health Services Team

Adult Developmental Services Team

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Team

Justice-Involved Services Team

The teams' recommendations were presented at the following locations and dates:

  • Monday, May 11: Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland St. Williamsburg, VA  23188 - 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 12: Ferlazzo Human Services Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Drive Suite 200, Woodbridge, Virginia 22191 - 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

  • Friday, May 15:  Piedmont Community College, Main Building, Auditorium Room 229, 501 College Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22902 - 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.  

  • Wednesday, May 20:  Snyder Auditorium, Wytheville Community College, 1000 E Main St, Wytheville, VA 24382 - 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

The public comment period closed May 31, 2015.

Please find feedback below that was submitted during the public comment period. The feedback was collected through the DBHDS website and was collected at the four town hall meetings in hard copy or through recorded notes by staff. DBHDS will be posting all public comment received during the six week public comment period.

Feedback from the Town Hall Meetings (hard copy comments submitted at the meetings)
Public Comment (delivered orally)
Public Comment (April 15 to May 15, 2015)
Public Comment (May 16 to May 31, 2015)