Virginia Department of Corrections

The Virginia Department of Corrections is a model correctional agency and a proven innovative leader in the profession. Virginia is a safer place to live and work because the Department provides appropriate custody, supervision, and programs for offenders through its exemplary services. The employees of the Department are the cornerstones of the agency. They share a common purpose and a commitment to the highest professional standards and excellence in public service. The Department, through its unwavering commitment to its employees, is a satisfying and rewarding place to work and grow professionally.

Our Vision

Our long term vision is for VADOC to be a progressive and proven innovative leader in the profession. Research, data analysis, and reporting of outcomes will be used in strategic planning, policy guidance, program assessment, and administrative decision making. 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. 

Our Mission

We enhance the quality of life in the Commonwealth by improving public safety. We 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 research-based evidence, fiscal responsibility, and constitutional standards.