“Behind the scenes” is a well-known expression taken from the theater industry, which refers to the people you rarely see as you’re watching the show, but without them the production would completely fall apart. This is also an apt description for the members of the DJJ Administration and Finance Division.
Our A&F staff represent a wide range of multi-talented, highly skilled professionals who make sure the right people are hired to do the important work we do, buy them the supplies they need, make sure they are paid on time, train them with the latest available knowledge and techniques, and ensure we stay within our budget while doing it.
Each day at DJJ, the Administrative and Finance Division team members work hard to ensure that our greater DJJ team is able to focus on the important work that they do. We are proud to contribute to the agency mission from behind the scenes.
In addition to those noted in the arrows at left, Administration and Finance oversees the following departments:
Accounting -- Accounting is composed of three parts: Payroll, Accounts Payable, and General Accounting.
Procurement -- The Procurement Department buys all the goods and services needed by the youth in DJJ’s care, including food, clothing, educational tools, beds, exercise equipment, and technology. The Department also purchases supplies needed by DJJ employees.
Vendors wishing to do business with DJJ should visit eVA, a web-based electronic marketplace that brings government buyers and sellers together. Registering with eVA gives vendors access to DJJ buyers as well as buyers from other Virginia government buyers. Click HERE to get started.
For more vendor information, visit our Vendor Resources page.
Internal Audit -- Internal Auditing is an independent and objective assurance and consulting activity that is guided by a philosophy of adding value to improve DJJ operations. It brings a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of DJJ’s governance, risk management, and internal control.
The unit is authorized to have unrestricted access to all of DJJ’s records, physical properties, and personnel pertinent to carrying out our mission, with strict accountability for confidentiality and safeguarding records and information.
Internal audits are performed in accordance with the auditing standards applicable to financial audits contained in the Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States and International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing promulgated by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
Safety and Risk Management -- The Risk Management Unit is responsible for directing programs that promote accident prevention, loss control as well as health and safety code compliance for the Department of Juvenile Justice. We also are the point of contact with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) in dealing with emergencies that affect the agency. Our goal is to ensure a safe work environment for all DJJ staff as well as staying prepared to effectively respond to all emergencies that impact our operations.