Resources for Returning Citizens
The Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) offers resources for job seekers. VEC’s Virginia Workforce Connection is an online source to connect individuals with potential employers, search for jobs, and find training opportunities.
VaAware offers resources for individuals suffering from drug addiction. Here you will find information of where to find treatment if you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, access to resources in your part of Virginia, and the latest research and data on this crisis.
The Virginia Department of Social Services offers a number of different resources including 211 services. 211 provides information and referral for: food banks, shelters, rent or utility service; physical and mental health resources; work initiatives; support for seniors and those with disabilities; support for children, youth, and families; volunteer opportunities in the community; and disaster support services.
The Federal Bonding Program is an employer job-hire incentive that provides Federal Fidelity Bond insurance, issued free-of-charge, to employers and enables the delivery of bonding services as a unique job placement tool to assist person with prior criminal convictions.
The Virginia Department of Health offers products and services to promote and protect the health of all Virginians across their life span; to inspire and support Virginians toward healthy lives and strong and resilient families.
Are your rights restored?
Anyone convicted of a felony in Virginia automatically loses their civil rights - the right to vote, serve on a jury, run for office, become a notary public and carry a firearm. The Constitution of Virginia gives the Governor the sole discretion to restore civil rights, not including firearm rights. Individuals seeking restoration of their civil rights are encouraged to contact the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office.