Practice Improvement & Services

We provide coaching, implementation support and technical assistance, working with the Court Service Units to lead quality assurance activities and implement practice improvements and reforms. The unit oversees more than $27 million in community-based services for youth receiving services through state and local funding, including VJCCCA services. The continuum of services includes the evidence-based family models, Functional Family Therapy (FFT) and Multisystemic Therapy (MST).

Funding / Doing Business With The State

DJJ frequently receives inquiries from agencies interested in doing business with the state and about funding sources for services for juvenile involved in the juvenile justice system. More specifically we receive a high volume of inquiries about becoming or having company names added to an “approved provider” list.

Our list of approved providers is not an open list, but rather represents companies that participated in competitive procurement processes and were awarded contracts with our agency. We sometimes issue Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Invitations for Bid (IFBs) for centrally managed state funding streams. All solicitations are posted to Electronic Virginia (eVA) and it is incumbent upon potential providers to register with eVA and actively monitor for new solicitations.

Our two lead service coordinator agencies, AMIkids ( and Evidence-Based Associates ( serve as Regional Service Coordinators. The Service Coordinator agencies will select and award sub-contracts to direct service provider companies of their choosing.

Any additional questions about business opportunities should be directed to our Procurement Unit.