New DBHDS Website
DBHDS' new website was designed with the help of many stakeholders and built to improve your access to information about Virginia's behavioral health and developmental disability system. However, the site is far from complete - there is still much more to be added. We hope you will check back often to see how the site has grown.
Curious about DBHDS' New Logo?
The image of two people reaching out to make a connection represents DBHDS' vision of "A life of possibilities for all Virginians." The whitespace represents another connection, a neural connection, which speaks to DBHDS' specific mission to support people with behavioral health disorders and developmental disabilities.
2014 Civil Commitment Law
New civil commitment laws in Virginia went into effect July 1, 2014. DBHDS created a webpage to access trainings, guidance, FAQs, TDO exception data and other helpful information. This page will continue to evolve as more information is available. More information under the Professionals and Service Providers menu above.
Virginia's Public System
Virginia’s public mental health, developmental disability and substance-use disorder services system is comprised of 15 state facilities and 40 locally-run community services boards (CSBs). CSBs and facilities serve children and adults who have or who are at risk of mental illness, substance-use disorders or developmental disabilities.