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Mission, Vision & Strategic Planning

VDSS Mission

To design and deliver high-quality human services that help Virginians achieve safety, independence and overall well-being.

VDSS Vision

A Commonwealth in which all Virginians have the resources and services they need to shape strong futures for themselves, their families and their communities.

Strategic Planning & the Social Services System (VSSS)

VDSS developed an enterprise-wide strategic framework to help focus our agency's collective attention and resources toward strategies that best help us achieve our mission. The development of our goals, objectives and strategies reflects an inclusive process where staff across the system helped to create this framework from which we can all align how we plan, perform our work and advance our efforts toward transformation.

The VSSS is a partnership of key organizations responsible for the administration, supervision and delivery of social services across the state, to include:

All strategic planning efforts at VDSS align with and support the Council on Virginia's Futures long-range goals for the Commonwealth. VDSS' performance as a state agency is evaluated as a part of Virginia's agency management scorecard, along with other state agencies at the Council's Web site, Virginia Performs.

  • VDSS Plan & Performance Measures
  • VSSS Strategic Plan:
    Virginia Social Services System members participate in ongoing strategic planning efforts at both the statewide and local levels. To achieve their common mission and goals, system representatives use a committee structure.

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