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Here is the latest information on public mental health, intellectual disability, and substance abuse services in Virginia.

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The Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), in partnership with the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities (VBPD), and the Department for Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), has contracted with Niagara University to develop and conduct statewide training for law enforcement officers.  The primary goal is to provide the specific interaction skills law enforcemen...
DBHDS 2017 Post-Session Legislative Information Documents (Last Updated: May 26, 2017)

DBHDS 2017 Post-Session Legislative Information Documents
DBHDS on the Kojo Nnamdi Show (Last Updated: Mar 15, 2016)

Marion Greenfield, Director of Clinical Quality and Risk Management at DBHDS, was a guest on WAMU 88.5's The Kojo Nnamdi Show. She discussed the Commonwealth's efforts to compensate Virginians who were involuntarily sterilized under the 1924 Virginia Eugenical Sterilization Act.
Sale Finalized of Surplus Property at Southeastern Virginia Training Center (Last Updated: Mar 26, 2014)

The sale of surplus property at the Southeastern Virginia Training Center (SEVTC) in Chesapeake has been finalized and proceeds from the sale will go into the Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Trust Fund to provide community services for individuals with developmental disabilities. SEVTC is run by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS). DBHD...
DBHDS Announces New Accountability Effort (Last Updated: Mar 28, 2014)

The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) announced today the initial posting of Web-based accountability measures on its public Web site. Part of a multi-year project, the data includes performance and outcome data about the publicly-funded behavioral health and developmental services system, including the 40 locally-run community services boards (CSBs) and the 16 dep...
DBHDS Employment Opportunities (Last Updated: Aug 07, 2017)

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