Vendor Resources


All vendors interested in providing direct services to youth must demonstrate an understanding of the DJJ mission, services, requirements and the agency’s philosophy, methodology, and treatment approach to providing services and placement. Click HERE to read DJJ’s Program Readiness Assessment.

Click HERE to view PowerPoint: “Principles of Effective Intervention: A Brief View.”

Click HERE to view Powerpoint slides from the webinar What Works in Juvenile Justice – An Overview for VAJJ Partners.

For information on doing business with the Commonwealth of Virginia / Department of Juvenile Justice, visit our Procurement Unit.


The Procurement Department is responsible for the purchase of goods and non-professional services needed by DJJ employees and the youth in DJJ’s care. Vendors wishing to do business with DJJ should visit eVA, Virginia’s electronic procurement system. Registering with eVA gives vendors access to not only DJJ bidding opportunities but opportunities from other state agencies and local government entities as well. Click HERE to get started.

Procurement of Professional Services & Construction

Procurement of professional and construction services are governed by the Virginia Public Procurement Act (VPPA), Virginia Construction and Professional Services Manual (CPSM), and the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (VUSBC). To see summaries of the more common of the various methods for procurement of Construction Services exercised by or available to the Department, click HERE.

Public-Private Partnership Act (PPEA)

The PPEA includes provisions that allow DJJ to work with private developers to design and construct a facility (Code of Virginia, Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002 as Amended). Under PPEA, the agency holds a single contract with the successful proposer for both the design and construction of the specific project, and can also include programming, real estate acquisition and other specific contract services. Click HERE to see full procedures for PPEA procurement methods.

In direct support of the Department of Juvenile Justice mission, goals, and objectives, the Department has adopted the Guidelines and Requirements prescribed in the Act (with Revisions of January 17, 2008). PPEA proposals, whether unsolicited or requested, that are received by the Department will be processed in accordance with these procedures, guidelines, and requirements.