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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.
DBHDS Awarded Grant for Improvements to Children’s Behavioral Health Services (Last Updated: Mar 26, 2014)

The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) announced today that it has received a one-year, $586,718 “System of Care Expansion Planning” grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). A “system of care” is an organizational philosophy and framework that involves collaboration across government and priv...
New DBHDS Film Promotes Hope and Recovery for Individuals with Mental Illness (Last Updated: Mar 28, 2014)

A new film, “Voices of Hope and Recovery” featuring the struggles and victories of five Virginians with mental illness, will premiere Thursday at the Capitol in Richmond. Media and the public are invited to attend:   Thursday, December 17, 2009 3 p.m. House Room 3 Virginia State Capitol Richmond   Created by award-winning Virginia filmmaker Robert Griffith, along with an orig...
DBHDS Employment Opportunities (Last Updated: Aug 07, 2017)

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