Government Agencies - Virginia
Clicking on the links below will take you to that Association's website.
- Office of the Attorney General of Virginia www.oag.state.va.us
The Office of the Attorney General is one of Virginia’s largest law firms. It has only one client – Virginia’s state government and the citizens who empower that government. The duties and powers of the Attorney General and the Office, also called the Department of Law, are defined in state law.
VA Department of Criminal Justice Services maintains and published the Virginia Victim Assistance Directory. The Directory contains contact information for victim assistance related state, federal and private/non-profit agencies, Virginia college and local victim/witness programs, and regional coalitions. The directory is published to this website on a quarterly basis.
- Virginia Association of Community Services Boards www.vacsb.org/
The mission of the Virginia Association of Community Services Boards is to achieve a publicly-funded system of quality public and private services in Virginia that is ultimately responsive to the needs of consumers with mental disabilities and their families, focuses resources on community based care for individuals with mental disabilities, and ameliorates and prevents disabling conditions. This mission will be achieved through advocacy, strategic alliances and support services to member Community Services Boards. (CSB/BHAs)
- Virginia Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund www.vwc.state.va.us/cicf/cicf_start_page.htm
The Crime Victim's Compensation Fund was created by the Virginia General Assembly in 1977 to pay unreimbursed expenses of victims who suffer personal physical injury or death as a result of a crime.
- Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services www.dcjs.virginia.gov
The mission of the Department of Criminal Justice Services is to provide comprehensive planning and state of the art technical and support services for the criminal justice system to improve and promote public safety in the Commonwealth. The Department of Criminal Justice Services is charged with planning and carrying out programs and initiatives to improve the functioning and effectiveness of the criminal justice system as a whole.
- Virginia Department of Deaf and Hard of Hearing www.vddhh.org
The Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH) works to reduce the communication barriers between persons who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families and the professionals who serve them.
- Virginia Department of Health – Office of the Chief Medical Examiner www.vdh.state.va.us/medexam/index.asp
Virginia’s medical examiners and forensic pathologists are committed to public safety and to public health. To promote public safety, they testify to their findings in civil and criminal courts throughout the Commonwealth. They advance public health through their investigations of deaths that present a hazard to Virginia’s citizens
Virginia Department of Health – Division of Injury and Violence Prevention www.vahealth.org/civpwww.vahealth.org/civp
The Virginia Department of Health Division of Injury and Violence Prevention addresses the prevention of sexual and intimate partner violence through resource development, training, surveillance and funding. The Mission of the Virginia Department of Health and the Board of Health is to achieve and maintain optimum personal and community health by emphasizing health promotion, disease prevention, emergency preparedness, and environmental protection.
- Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development www.dhcd.virginia.gov/
The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) works in partnership to make Virginia’s communities safe, affordable, and prosperous places in which to live, work and do business.
- Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse Services www.dmhmrsas.virginia.gov
Virginia’s public mental health, mental retardation and substance abuse services system is comprised of forty community services boards and state facilities.
- Virginia Department of Social Services www.dss.virginia.gov/
The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) provides assistance to citizens of Virginia to help them live their best lives. One child, one senior citizen, one person at a time, VDSS programs and services help people triumph over poverty, abuse and neglect, achieve self-sufficiency and shape strong futures for themselves, their families and their communities
- Virginia Free Clinics www.vafreeclinics.org/
The Virginia Association of Free Clinics (VAFC) is the nation's oldest Free Clinic association. We are a private, nonprofit membership organization that provides training and technical assistance, research, resource development and advocacy to Free Clinics throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. The VAFC represents and supports Virginia's network of 47 Free Clinics, which are one of Virginia's largest providers of health care to the uninsured.
- Virginia General Assembly http://legis.state.va.us
The General Assembly's chief responsibilities are to represent citizens in the formulation of public policy, enact laws of the Commonwealth, approve the budget, levy taxes, elect judges and confirm appointments by the Governor.
- Virginia Legal Aid Society www.vlas.org/
Virginia Legal Aid Society (VLAS) is a nonprofit law firm established in 1977 to provide free civil legal services to eligible low-income residents in twenty counties and seven cities in Central, Southside, and Western Tidewater Virginia. VLAS serves the entire community by providing free information, advice and representation in such areas as housing, healthcare, economic self-sufficiency, education, public benefits, consumer purchases, and family relations.
- Virginia Poverty Law Center www.vplc.org
Virginia Poverty Law Center (VPLC) is a not-for-profit organization concentrating in the areas of law that affect low-income families. Established in 1978 to advocate on behalf of low-income Virginians on poverty issues of statewide importance, VPLC is the only state-wide organization providing training to local legal aid program staff, private bar attorneys, and low-income clients, relating exclusively to the legal rights of Virginia's poor.